US Pat. No. 10,392,134

PROPULSION AND GAS-MOVING SYSTEMS USING TRAVELLING-WAVE GAS DIELECTROPHORESIS

Trustees of Boston Univer...

1. A traveling-wave dielectrophoresis propulsion system for an orbiting vehicle, comprising:a set of surfaces over which a gas passes during orbital flight of the vehicle;
a plurality of electrodes on the surfaces, the electrodes configured to create an electric field having a predetermined spatial field pattern in response to field signals applied thereto, the spatial field pattern being experienced by passing molecules of the gas as an oscillating field having a frequency on the order of a polarization-resonance frequency of the molecules to impart a propulsive traveling-wave dielectrophoretic force to the passing molecules, the electrodes extending over sufficient area to impart sufficient traveling-wave dielectrophoretic force to the gas to overcome aerodynamic drag and thereby sustain orbital flight of the vehicle; and
a power source configured and operative to apply the field signals to the electrodes, the power source providing sufficient power to overcome power lost to aerodynamic drag and thereby sustain orbital flight of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,133

METHOD FOR PLANNING THE ACQUISITION OF IMAGES OF AREAS OF THE EARTH BY A SPACECRAFT

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE ...

1. A method for planning an acquisition of images of terrestrial areas Z1, . . . , ZN by a spacecraft on a mission around the Earth following a predetermined traveling orbit, each terrestrial area Zi being associated with a request Ri of priority pi such that the terrestrial area Zi corresponds to a visual accessibility time period Ti along said predetermined traveling orbit, comprising following successive steps:determining, for each period Ti, discrete acquisition opportunities for the terrestrial area Zi such that a start date included in said period Ti, a duration of execution, a kinematic local constraint and a weight are associated with each discrete acquisition opportunity;
grouping together the discrete acquisition opportunities of the terrestrial area Zi into a set D;
ranking the discrete acquisition opportunities of the set D, the discrete acquisition opportunities being ranked in order of increasing start date and denoted by Di;
evaluating a kinematic compatibility between the discrete acquisition opportunities of the set D, taken pairwise according to their respective rankings; and
determining an optimum sequence of discrete acquisition opportunities having a maximum weight, and being kinematically compatible.

US Pat. No. 10,392,109

MUTUALLY SYMBIOTIC AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

Bell Textron Inc., Fort ...

1. An aircraft system comprising:a wing member having an airfoil cross-section, a leading edge and a trailing edge; and
a plurality of unmanned aircraft systems selectively connectable to the wing member, the unmanned aircraft systems having a connected flight mode in which the unmanned aircraft systems are connected to the leading edge of the wing member and an independent flight mode,
wherein, in the connected flight mode, the unmanned aircraft systems are operable to provide propulsion to the wing member to enable flight;
wherein, the unmanned aircraft systems are operable to be launched from the wing member to perform aerial missions in the independent flight mode;
wherein, the unmanned aircraft systems are operable to be recovered by the wing member and returned to the connected flight mode; and
wherein, in the connected flight mode, the unmanned aircraft systems are operable to be resupplied by the wing member.

US Pat. No. 10,392,091

OUTBOARD MOTOR AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

ROBBY GALLETTA ENTERPRISE...

1. An outboard motor for attachment to a transom of a craft, said outboard motor comprising:a stationary powerhead affixed to the transom of the craft;
a drive shaft rotationally positioned therein a rotatable drive shaft housing, said rotatable drive shaft housing having a first housing end rotationally connected to said powerhead and a second housing end connected to a gear case housing;
a first housing bearing to rotationally support said first housing end and a second housing bearing to rotationally support said second housing end; and
a steering mechanism affixed thereto a support structure of said stationary powerhead and coupled to an exterior of said rotatable drive shaft housing;
wherein said steering mechanism is configured to provide independent rotation of said rotatable drive shaft housing coupled to said gear case housing and a propeller shaft relative to said stationary powerhead to facilitate 360 degree navigational control of the craft.

US Pat. No. 10,392,083

VESSEL AND BOOM CONSTRUCTION

SAFEWAY B.V., La Dordrec...

1. A vessel provided with a boom construction for transferring persons and/or cargo from said vessel to an offshore object or vice versa, the boom construction comprising:an elongated mast structure extending in a direction substantially upwards from a deck of said vessel, wherein said mast structure is pivotally mounted with respect to a hull of the vessel in a manner such as to be pivotable with respect to said hull about a single pivot axis only;
a boom connected to the mast structure and extending from the mast structure in a lateral direction; and
at least one actuator for pivoting the mast structure in order to compensate for at least a part of a roll movement of the hull of the vessel; and at least one counterweight, disposed at an end of said boom, for compensating for a moment exerted on the mast structure by the boom at least partly, said at least at least one counterweight having a center of mass located at a side of the mast structure substantially opposite to a side of the mast structure at which said boom extends from said mast structure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,043

CART

Otter Products, LLC, For...

1. A cart for transporting an object, the cart comprising:a first member including a first wheel and a second wheel, the first member further including at least one support surface positioned at least partially between the first wheel and the second wheel for supporting the object when the object is placed on the cart;
a second member including a ground contacting member, at least one of the first member and the second member including a first aperture and a second aperture and the other of the first member and the second member including a third aperture; and
a fastener including a first ledge and a second ledge, the first ledge configured to be received within the first aperture and the second ledge configured to be received within the third aperture to secure the first member to the second member in a first configuration of the cart and the first ledge configured to be received within the second aperture and the second ledge configured to be received within the third aperture to secure the first member to the second member in a second configuration of the cart, the first configuration of the cart having a shorter distance between the first wheel and the ground contacting member than the second configuration of the cart.

US Pat. No. 10,392,035

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETERMINE STRUCTURAL PARAMETERS OF A RAILWAY TRACK

EBER DYNAMICS AB, Falun ...

1. A method of monitoring a railway track to ensure safe travel, the method comprising:determining structural parameters of a rail using a measurement system comprising: a railway car configured as a measurement vehicle, the measurement vehicle including a sensor array mounted on one side of a wheel and configured to measure at least vertical and/or lateral irregularities of the rail under influence of different loads at a plurality of points along the rail, and at different distances from the wheel of the measurement vehicle,
the sensor array further configured to provide signals corresponding to said irregularities, the sensor array being positioned in the railway car adjacent to a contact point between the wheel and the rail; and
a processor configured to process the signals from the sensor array;
with the measurement vehicle moving on the rail, measuring at least the vertical and/or lateral irregularities of said rail with the sensor array along the rail, thereby providing the signals corresponding to the irregularities at the different distances from the wheel, and under the influence of the different loads;
providing a model describing a deflection shape of the rail, wherein the deflection shape is dependent on the structural parameters of the rail and on loads on the rail, said model being stored in the processor; and
comparing said irregularities under the influence of the different loads in order to separate deflection due to wheel loads from non-loaded geometrical irregularities, thus generating a measured deflection shape;
generating at least one theoretical rail deflection shape using the model by varying the structural parameters and the load in the model; and
comparing the at least one theoretical rail deflection shape with said measured deflection shape for each point along the rail;
determining the structural parameters of the at least one theoretical rail deflection shape which best matches said measured deflection shape.

US Pat. No. 10,392,025

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM

Uber Technologies Inc., ...

1. An autonomous vehicle (AV) performance optimization system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memory resources storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
receive AV performance data from an AV;
based on the AV performance data; determine one or more deficient performance metrics in which the AV does not meet one or more performance thresholds of a set of performance metrics;
generate a configuration package, executable by the AV, comprising a set of control system parameter adjustments for meeting or exceeding the one or more performance thresholds corresponding to the deficient performance metrics; and
transmit the configuration package to the AV for execution.

US Pat. No. 10,392,011

VEHICLE OCCUPANCY INDICATION AND UTILIZATION THEREOF

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a processor associated with a vehicle, occupancy information regarding a number of occupants and a type of occupants in the vehicle; and
indicating, by the processor, the occupancy information in either or both of a human-perceivable way and a machine-perceivable way.

US Pat. No. 10,391,985

ELECTRIC BRAKE CONTROL APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electric brake control apparatus comprising:a first clamping force acquisition unit that is configured to acquire a clamping force, the clamping force being a force generated by moving a piston toward a pad through rotation of a motor in a first rotational direction to press the pad against a rotor;
a lower-limit clamping force acquisition unit that is configured to acquire a lower-limit clamping force, the lower-limit clamping force being a minimum value of the clamping force required to maintain a stopped state of the rotor;
an upper-limit clamping force acquisition unit that is configured to acquire, based on a state of a power supply, an upper-limit clamping force, the upper-limit clamping force being a maximum value of the clamping force that is enough to move the piston away from the pad through a power of the power supply while maintaining the stopped state of the rotor; and
a clamping force control unit that is configured to control the motor such that the clamping force acquired by the first clamping force acquisition unit is confined between the lower-limit clamping force and the upper-limit clamping force.

US Pat. No. 10,391,983

CONSTRUCTION MACHINE, IN PARTICULAR RUBBER-TIRED ROLLER OR ROAD FINISHER

BOMAG GmbH, Boppard (DE)...

1. A construction machine, comprising:a brake assembly for braking the construction machine, and
an operator platform comprising a platform base and at least one operator seat that can be adjusted between at least two opposite side operating positions for a machine operator, and an actuation device for foot actuation of the brake assembly,
wherein the actuation device for the brake assembly comprises a brake beam which extends transversely to a working direction (A) of the construction machine on the operator platform and can be operated by foot from the two side operating positions and an actuator for the brake beam which is arranged below the brake beam, and
wherein the at least one operator seat is adjustable horizontally and transversely to a working direction relative to the platform base of the operator platform and to the brake beam.

US Pat. No. 10,391,963

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING INITIATORS IN AIRBAG SYSTEMS

Schroth Safety Products L...

1. A method for diagnosing a plurality of aircraft airbag initiators in an aircraft airbag system, the method comprising:providing a diagnostic circuit per aircraft seat, each diagnostic circuit electrically connected between an aircraft crash sensing means and one of the plurality of aircraft airbag initiators, the diagnostic circuit being in a normally off condition and enabled by a user activation;
providing a power supply, independent of aircraft power, electrically connected to each diagnostic circuit;
providing a momentary switch;
providing a visual indicator providing feedback to the user of a health of each of the plurality of aircraft airbag initiators, the visual indicator configured to be operative once the user has activated the diagnostic circuit;
receiving a signal indicating user activation of the momentary switch; and
responsive to receiving the signal:
completing a circuit for the diagnostic circuit to function, indicating to the user that the diagnostic circuit is functioning;
regulating a current into the diagnostic circuit to prevent an aircraft airbag initiator from firing during diagnostic evaluation;
boosting the signal to a window comparator;
detecting a voltage by the window comparator; and
providing feedback to the user about the voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,391,960

ELECTRONIC MODULE ASSEMBLY FOR CONTROLLING AIRCRAFT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

AmSafe, Inc., Phoenix, A...

1. An electronic module assembly for controlling the deployment of one or more airbags in a vehicle, comprising:a power source;
a crash sensor configured to produce a signal in response to a crash event;
an accelerometer that is configured to produce a signal in response to a crash event;
a processor configured to receive the signals from the crash sensor and the accelerometer, wherein the processor is configured to:
start a timer upon detection of the signal from the crash sensor;
determine if a signal has been received from the accelerometer indicating the occurrence of the crash event;
if signals from both the crash sensor and the accelerometer indicate a crash event then
read a timing value selected for an inflator in a memory associated with the inflator;
determine if the timer has a value equal to the timing value selected for the inflator; and
produce a signal to fire the inflator when the timer has a value equal to the timing value selected for the inflator.

US Pat. No. 10,391,917

PORTABLE TRANSITION DOCK FOR PALLETIZED PRODUCT

Azzopardi Technology Grou...

1. A transition dock, comprising:a platform configured for receiving palletized product at a loading position, and the platform further configured to support a rolling pallet conveyor that transports the palletized product along the platform from the loading position to a transport position where the product may be transferred to a transport vehicle for transporting the palletized product; and
a turntable positioned between the loading position and transport position, the turntable mounted to pivot within the platform, the turntable configured to receive the rolling pallet conveyor and configured to rotate the rolling pallet conveyor 180° as the pallet conveyor delivers the palletized product from the loading position to the transport position;
wherein the transition dock is DOT and FMVSS legal for travel over a highway.

US Pat. No. 10,391,884

DRIVE POWER CONTROL DEVICE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATI...

1. A drive power control device for an electric vehicle (vehicle V) equipped with a motor (31) as a drive source, the device comprising:a target motor torque calculation unit (101) configured to calculate a target motor torque for the electric vehicle based on an accelerator operation by a driver;
a target acceleration calculation unit (102) configured to calculate a target acceleration by dividing the target motor torque by an inertia of a drive system mounted on the electric vehicle;
a motor rotation speed detection unit (250) configured to detect an actual motor rotation speed;
an actual acceleration calculation unit (105) configured to calculate an actual acceleration by differentiating the motor rotation speed detected by the motor rotation speed detection unit;
a correction amount calculation unit (120) configured to calculate a correction amount for a motor torque command value so that a deviation between the target acceleration calculated by the target acceleration calculation unit and the actual acceleration calculated by the actual acceleration calculation unit is reduced;
a modeling error reduction unit (104) configured to calculate a correction torque by performing high-pass filter processing on the correction amount calculated by the correction amount calculation unit;
a control motor torque command value calculation unit (106) configured to calculate a control motor torque command value by adding the correction torque to the motor torque command value; and
a slip reduction control unit (202) configured to perform, when the vehicle starts traveling or slip is detected, control to reduce slip by switching a cutoff frequency of a high-pass filter (HPF) to be low as compared with normal traveling.

US Pat. No. 10,391,871

CONTROLLING CURRENT FLOW PATH IN WIRELESS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEMS FOR MITIGATING RF RADIATED EMISSIONS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A power transfer device of a wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) system, the power transfer device comprising:a ferrite material and at least one electrically conductive coil, the ferrite material and the at least one electrically conductive coil configured to wirelessly transfer energy from an electromagnetic field comprising first electromagnetic radiation emissions; and
at least one shield structure positioned on a side of the ferrite material opposite the at least one electrically conductive coil and comprising a plurality of electrically conducting regions and one or more electrically insulating regions,
wherein the electromagnetic field induces currents in the at least one shield structure, the currents generating second electromagnetic radiation emissions,
wherein the one or more electrically insulating regions are located between two or more of the plurality of electrically conducting regions, and
wherein the plurality of electrically conducting regions and the one or more electrically insulating regions are arranged in a pattern that generates the second electromagnetic radiation emissions with an opposite phase from the first electromagnetic radiation emissions and substantially cancels at least a portion of the first electromagnetic radiation emissions that do not contribute to the energy transfer via the first electromagnetic field and the at least one electrically conductive coil.

US Pat. No. 10,391,846

LIFTGATE HANDLE WITH ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT TO IMPROVE REACH AND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An adjustable-length handle assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a retractor carried by a vertically articulating closure panel of a vehicle;
a flexible web disposed to deploy from and retract into the retractor;
a flexible web guide roller including a flexible web brake; and
a gripping portion disposed at a distal end of the flexible web.

US Pat. No. 10,391,843

VEHICLE SUN VISOR

KYOWA SANGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. A vehicle sun visor comprising:a sun visor body supported with respect to a vehicle ceiling so as to be freely rotated between a storage position and a use position; and
a mirror mounted in a mounting part provided in the sun visor body, wherein:
the sun visor body includes a lower surface area that is located directly below the mirror mounted in the mounting part of the sun visor body in the use position,
a plurality of reinforcement ribs are only located in the lower surface area and a second plurality of ribs are located in a remainder of the sun visor body, the plurality of reinforcement ribs extending in a short-axis direction of the sun visor body and arranged in the lower surface area in parallel with one another at predetermined intervals in a long-axis direction of the sun visor body, the predetermined intervals being measured between an adjacent pair of reinforcement ribs of the plurality of reinforcement ribs, the predetermined intervals including at least a first interval measured between at least one first adjacent pair of reinforcement ribs and a second interval measured between at least one second adjacent pair of reinforcement ribs, the first interval being different than the second interval, each of the predetermined intervals of the plurality of reinforcement ribs is shorter than a height of the lower surface area in the short-axis direction of the lower surface area, and
the sun visor body includes a lateral reinforcement rib extending in the long-axis direction, the lateral reinforcement rib intersecting with all of the plurality of reinforcement ribs located in the lower surface area, the lateral reinforcement rib intersecting with the plurality of reinforcement ribs at a portion other than an end of each of the plurality of reinforcement ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,391,836

VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING DEVICE

Sanden Holdings Corporati...

1. A vehicle air-conditioning device comprising:a compressor which compresses a refrigerant;
an air flow passage through which air to be supplied to a vehicle interior flows;
a radiator disposed in the air flow passage to let the refrigerant radiate heat;
a heat absorber disposed in the air flow passage to let the refrigerant absorb heat;
an indoor blower which blows air through the air flow passage; and
control means comprising a controller for controlling operations of the compressor and the indoor blower,
the vehicle air-conditioning device heating the air to be supplied to the vehicle interior by heat radiated from the radiator to heat the vehicle interior,
the vehicle air-conditioning device comprising:
heat generating means disposed in the air flow passage to heat the air to be supplied to the vehicle interior,
wherein the control means controls timing to start the compressor, the indoor blower and the heat generating means on a basis of an outdoor air temperature,
wherein in a case of a first low outdoor air temperature environment in which the outdoor air temperature is low, the control means starts the compressor prior to the indoor blower, and
the control means starts the heat generating means simultaneously with the indoor blower, immediately after the start of the indoor blower, or after the start of the indoor blower.

US Pat. No. 10,391,759

ROTOGRAVURE PRINTING SYSTEM AND THE PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF

Paramount International S...

1. A method of operating a rotogravure printing system comprising a machine provided with at least one rotatable shaft and an end plate for transfer of shaft rotation to a cylinder sleeve,which system further comprises a first rotogravure cylinder sleeve having a first base and a first gravure at a printing surface comprising a first outside layer package deposited over the first base and a second rotogravure cylinder sleeve having a second base and a second gravure at a printing surface comprising a second outside layer package deposited over the second base,
said first base and second base being of the same size while said first printing surface and said second printing surface are of different outside diameter sizes,
each first and second base contains aluminum or aluminum alloy,
each first and second outside layer package comprises at least one high-velocity thermally sprayed copper or copper alloy layer, and each layer of the first layer package and the second layer package has a hardness greater than the base, and
said rotogravure cylinder sleeves are to be rotated by means of the at least one shaft and an end plate coupled thereto,
which method comprises:
(a) assembling the end plate and the first rotogravure cylinder sleeve, which end plate is provided with at least one contact surface that is designed for contact with a mating contact surface defined at an inner side of each of the cylinder sleeves,
(b) mounting the end plate and the first rotogravure cylinder sleeve onto the shaft;
(c) carrying out a first printing operation, comprising the step of rotating the at least one shaft, and therewith the first rotogravure cylinder, so as to print the substrate in accordance with the gravure of the first rotogravure cylinder sleeve, and thereafter,
(d) disassembling the end plate and the first rotogravure cylinder sleeve,
(e) assembling the end plate with the second rotogravure cylinder sleeve, and
(f) carrying out a second printing operation with the gravure of the second rotogravure cylinder sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,391,758

SUSTAINABLE LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE

AGFA NV, Mortsel (BE)

1. A method of preparing a lithographic printing plate comprising the steps of:jetting liquid droplets onto a lithographic support to define a printing area that corresponds to a raster image; and
curing the jetted liquid droplets on the lithographic support to define a plurality of cured drops as the printing area; wherein
the raster image includes a section having a tone-value from 90% to 100%;
after the step of curing, the jetted liquid droplets in a portion of the printing area that corresponds to the section having the tone-value from 90% to 100% do not contact each other at a top of the jetted liquid droplets; and
when the section of the raster image has a tone-value of 100%, the portion of the printing area has a tone-value of no more than 98%.

US Pat. No. 10,391,750

COVER WINDOW PLATE AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LT...

1. A cover window plate comprising:a polymer substrate film;
an organic-inorganic hybrid hard coating layer on at least one surface of the polymer substrate film,
wherein the plate has a pencil hardness of 4H or more under a load of 1 kg,
wherein the plate has a deflected amount of ?1.0 mm (reverse curls) to +1.0 mm (normal curls), which is measured at room temperature (25° C.) with being placed so that the hard coating layer faces a top, after leaving the plate at 60° C. and 90% RH.

US Pat. No. 10,391,716

ARTICULATING VACUUM PLATE SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD

Grotown VI, LLC, Grand R...

1. A method of forming a three dimensional article comprising:providing a first vacuum plate and a second vacuum plate arranged in a first mode in which the first vacuum plate and the second vacuum plate are configured to cooperatively form a generally planar, two dimensional surface, each vacuum plate including a plurality of vacuum ports and an internal vacuum chamber, each vacuum chamber of each vacuum plate being separate and independent from the other vacuum chamber, each vacuum plate being in fluid communication with a vacuum source;
loading a film on the first and second vacuum plates with the first and second vacuum plates in the first mode, so that the film is adjacent the two dimensional surface and so that the film is in a generally planar, two dimensional form;
applying a vacuum through the plurality of vacuum ports to draw the film toward the two dimensional surface;
articulating the first and second vacuum plates so that the plates cooperatively transition to a second mode in which the film transitions from the generally planar, two dimensional form to a three dimensional form;
moving the film on the first and second vacuum plates relative to a contoured mold having a three dimensional net shape; and
engaging the film against the contoured mold to configure the film into the three dimensional net shape,
wherein the contoured mold is in the form of a hood disposed adjacent the first and second vacuum plates when in the first mode,
wherein the first and second vacuum plates move into at least a portion of the hood during the moving step.

US Pat. No. 10,391,668

FIREWOOD PROCESSORS

LAITILAN RAUTARAKENNE OY,...

1. A firewood processor, comprisinga saw, arranged to cut and separate a log from wood,
means for feeding wood for the saw,
a splitting chute, arranged to receive at least a part of the log,
a splitting wedge arranged to split the log, of which at least part is arranged in the splitting chute, into pieces,
a pressure plate arranged to support the log while splitting the log, and
a press for moving the pressure plate relative to the splitting wedge in such a way that the log or another log arranged in between the pressure plate and the splitting wedge is configured to be split by said movement, wherein
the splitting wedge is arranged to split the log, of which at least part is arranged in the splitting chute, into at least one intermediate split log and at least one firewood-ready piece, the firewood processor further comprising:
a returning plate configured to return the intermediate split log back to the splitting chute for further splitting,
a protector configured to be in an open position and a closed position, and
a protector position sensor configured to detect a position of the protector, wherein
in the closed position, the protector is arranged to limit an interior of the firewood processor and arranged to protect a user from moving parts of the firewood processor; and
in the open position, the protector is arranged to allow the user to handle at least one of the wood, the log, and the intermediate split log, and
the firewood processor is, after splitting the log, without a user-given control signal or user-given control signals from a controller, and only when the protector is in the closed position, configured to automatically return the intermediate split log, using the returning plate, to the splitting chute.

US Pat. No. 10,391,660

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CUTTING OR PERFORATING A WEB MATERIAL

Curt G. Joa, Inc., Shebo...

1. A system for processing a web of material, the system comprising:a traveling body carrying a web;
a cutting loop and a trigger loop, said web of material disposed between said cutting loop and said trigger loop;
said trigger loop inductively cooperating with said cutting loop in a web alteration zone to generate an electrical current in said cutting loop and heat said cutting loop; and
said cutting loop contacting said web of material in said web alteration zone to alter said web of material from a first condition of said web to a second condition of said web.

US Pat. No. 10,391,658

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SPIRALLY SLICING MEAT

SF Investments, Inc., Wi...

1. A method for spirally slicing a meat product, comprising:rotating the meat product about a first axis on a turntable with a support apparatus;
stabilizing the rotating the meat product along an outer surface of the meat product with a stabilizer apparatus comprising a paddle constructed of a flexible material coupled with and extending from an arm; and
spirally slicing the meat product in a direction generally transverse to the first axis with a cutting assembly having a knife blade configured transverse to the first axis,
wherein the paddle is placed adjacent to the knife blade on the same side of the product.

US Pat. No. 10,391,619

ACCESSORY FOR A FASTENING GUN

QUICK GRIP STAPLES (HK) L...

1. An accessory for a fastening gun for discharging staples and wherein each staple comprises a crown and a leg on each side of the crown, the accessory comprising:a magazine assembly with a feed end and a discharge end and configured to support a series of staples in a pre-discharge orientation and with a feed mechanism for feeding the staples from the feed end to the discharge end;
a staple drive member, the staple drive member defining first and second opposed generally flat surfaces wherein said first generally flat surface is directed toward said magazine assembly, said staple drive member further having a head with a crown-engaging surface, the head including beveled edges opposite the crown-engaging surface and wherein said beveled edges connect said first and second opposed generally flat surfaces in a direction that is aligned with the legs of each staple in said magazine assembly and wherein an acute angle is formed between said beveled edges and said second opposed generally flat surface, and a shank extending from the head so that the staple driver member has a generally T-shaped appearance, said shank having a longitudinal axis in the direction of movement of said staple drive member and wherein said head is perpendicular to said longitudinal axis; and
a drive member guide assembly including a guide plate, the guide plate fastened to an elongate outer guide member of the magazine assembly and a cover plate that is fastened to the guide plate, an inner surface of the cover plate and the guide plate defining an internal passage in which the head of the drive member can be displaced towards and away from a workpiece and the cover plate and guide plate being configured so that the internal passage also defines a guide path for the staples, once they are fed from a staple guide assembly;
wherein the drive member guide assembly is mounted on the magazine assembly and configured so that a staple drive member is mounted in the drive member guide assembly to be driven and retracted along a predetermined path with respect to the magazine assembly, so that, when driven, the staple drive member can engage a staple to drive legs of the staple into respective components, the drive member guide assembly being configured for mounting on the fastening gun with the staple drive member connected to a piston of the fastening gun.

US Pat. No. 10,391,579

VENTILATED VIBRATING ELECTRODE HOLDER

HUYS INDUSTRIES LIMITED, ...

1. An electrode holder for a consumable welding material electrode, said electrode holder comprising:a handle by which an operator grasps said electrode holder;
said handle being made of an electrical insulator;
an electrode seat for a consumable welding material electrode rod, said electrode seat being mounted to said handle;
said electrode holder has a housing, said housing having a shape defining said handle;
an electrically conductive member mounted to said handle, said electrically conductive member having a first end at which to receive power from an electrical power source, and a second end in electrically conductive connection with said electrode seat, in use, said electrically conductive member being operable to carry electrical current from said power source to melt the electrode rod;
a vibration source mounted to said handle, said vibration source being operable to vibrate said electrode seat relative to said handle;
said vibration source being mounted within said housing, said vibration source includes an exciter; and said exciter includes a rotating eccentric;
said electrically conductive member is a beam;
said rotating eccentric is mounted to a shaft beside said beam; and
said beam conducts both electricity and vibration to said electrode seat.

US Pat. No. 10,391,567

ROTARY CUTTING TOOL AND CUTTING INSERT THEREFOR

TaeguTec Ltd., Dalseong-...

1. A cutting insert comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, and first to fourth peripheral side surfaces extending between the upper surface and the lower surface,wherein the cutting insert is replaceably mounted to an insert pocket provided in a tool body of a rotary cutting tool and is pressed by an elastic pressure portion provided in the tool body,
wherein the first and third peripheral side surfaces are opposite to each other and the second and fourth peripheral side surfaces are opposite to each other,
wherein each of the upper surface and the lower surface includes an inclined surface pressed by the elastic pressure portion,
wherein the inclined surface is inclined with respect to a cross section of the cutting insert such that the first peripheral side surface, the second peripheral side surface and the lower surface are contacted with the insert pocket by a pressure of the elastic pressure portion,
wherein when the second peripheral side surface is positioned in a YZ-plane of an XYZ-coordinate system and a vertex, which meets the first peripheral side surface and the lower surface among four vertexes of the second peripheral side surface, is positioned at the origin of the XYZ-coordinate system, the inclined surface is located in a plane defined by three points of an X-axis, a Y-axis and a Z-axis in the XYZ-coordinate system, and
wherein the three points have coordinates of P(x, 0, 0), Q(0, y, 0) and R(0, 0, z), respectively, and x, y and z have a positive value.

US Pat. No. 10,391,555

SILVER NANOWIRES, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND INK

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHIGA P...

1. Silver nanowires having an average diameter of 100 nm or less and an average length of 5 ?m or more, covered with a copolymer of a maleimide-based monomer and vinylpyrrolidone.

US Pat. No. 10,391,523

SENSOR WASHING DEVICE

Methode Electronics, Inc....

1. A sensor washing device, comprising:a washer housing including a ring portion and a fluid source attachment, said fluid source attachment being configured to receive fluid, and said ring portion having,
a main opening for receiving a detecting head of the sensor,
an attachment side configured for mounting said washer housing, and
a washing side configured to frame the detecting head of the sensor, said washing side being in fluid communication with said fluid source attachment, and
a plurality of nozzles being disposed in a transition portion of said washer housing between said ring portion and said fluid source attachment of said washer housing, said plurality of nozzles being configured to discharge fluid to said washer side radially inwardly towards said main opening for cleaning the detecting head of the sensor, and said plurality of nozzles being defined by a plurality of tabs extending from said transition portion toward said main opening of said ring portion, thereby forming fluid path slots of said plurality of nozzles therebetween,
wherein said washer housing, said ring portion, and said transition portion are stationary with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,391,504

WATER STOP SWITCH DEVICE AND SHOWER HEAD

XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH IN...

1. A water stop switch device, comprising: a main body, a retractable slide shaft driving mechanism and a sealing element; wherein: the main body includes a water passage; the sealing element is disposed in the water passage; one end of the sealing element is coupled to the retractable slide shaft driving mechanism; the sealing element moves in the water passage to open the water passage; another end of the sealing element and the main body form a chamber; a side wall of the sealing element includes a through hole connecting the water passage and the chamber; an external periphery of the sealing element includes a first sealing ring and a second sealing ring; the through hole is downstream of the first sealing ring and the second sealing ring in a water flow direction; and when the water passage is open, the chamber is full of water to reduce the pressure difference at the one end and the other end of the sealing element; the second sealing ring is coaxial with the first sealing ring and equal in size to the first sealing ring; and the second sealing ring always contacts an internal wall of a protruding ring of a spindle in a sealing way, to close a clearance between the sealing element and the protruding ring, so that the chamber is connected to the water passage only by the through hole, the main body further includes the spindle and a valve body; the spindle is connected to one end of the valve body in an axial direction of the valve body; and a connection of an inlet to the water passage is formed between the spindle and the valve body; and when the sealing element moves in a direction closing the water passage, the first sealing ring abuts against an internal wall of the valve body to break the connection of the water passage and the inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,391,494

SWAB CANISTER EQUIPPED WITH MOISTURE PERMEABLE MEMBRANE AND DESSICANT

Signature Science, LLC, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a container equipped with a first opening, wherein said container has a removable sample collector disposed therein;
a membrane disposed between said sample collector and said first opening, wherein said membrane is permeable to both ethylene oxide and H2O; and
a desiccant disposed between said membrane and said first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,391,467

FABRICATION OF PATTERNED ARRAYS

CENTRILLION TECHNOLOGY HO...

1. A method for generating an array comprising:providing a template array comprising at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides coupled thereto,
coupling the template array to a recipient array having a plurality of oligonucleotides complementary to portions of the at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides, and
performing an enzymatic reaction while each of the at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides of the template array hybridizes with a member of the plurality of oligonucleotides of the recipient array, thereby generating a recipient array comprising recipient oligonucleotides, wherein at least 40% of the recipient oligonucleotides are complementary to a full-length oligonucleotide from the at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides, wherein each of the at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides comprises a barcode, and wherein the barcode identifies the spatial position of each of the at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides.

US Pat. No. 10,391,455

FILTRATION AND EMULSIFICATION DEVICE

MST MICROSIEVE TECHNOLOGI...

1. A device for treatment of substances, comprising:at least one membrane medium comprising a first side configured to face an unfiltered phase of a substance and a second side configured to face a filtered phase of the substance; and
a housing in which the at least one membrane medium is stationary or adapted to be rotated, the housing comprising:
at least one feed inlet for the unfiltered phase of the substance,
at least one overflow outlet for the unfiltered phase of the substance,
at least one rotatable channel for drainage of the filtered phase of the substance, and
a suction device configured to produce vacuum on regions of the at least one membrane medium on the side facing the unfiltered phase of the substance, the suction device comprising at least one suction slot arranged parallel to the at least one membrane medium at a distance of 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm from the membrane medium,
wherein the at least one membrane medium is a plurality of membrane media each associated with a respective membrane support element and the suction device comprises a plurality of suction elements each associated with a respective membrane medium, and
wherein the membrane support elements and the suction elements are alternately stacked on top of each other onto a sleeve shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,391,437

FILTER MEDIA CONSTRUCTION

Filtrum Fibretechnologies...

1. An axial flow filter media construction using filter media comprising at least two layers of a substantially open corrugated spacer and at least two layers of a non-pleated and non-fluted filter media/material combined in an alternating sequence and coiled around a core to form at least two distinct, continuous, coil-shaped fluid flow channels that are contiguous but separated by said filter media in a radial direction and extend axially from an inlet side to an outlet side of the filter media construction preventing direct fluid flow between clean and dirty sides of the filter media construction,wherein corrugations of the spacer are adapted to propagate in a transverse direction of the filter media construction,
the spacer is discontinuous in both of axial and transverse directions in a sandwiched gap formed between two layers of filter media and configured to allow fluid flow into and out of the sandwiched gap and within the sandwiched gap in both of the axial direction and the transverse direction,
the spacer is adapted to form one or more substantially uninterrupted flow channels between the inlet side and the outlet side of the filter media construction in at least one of the axial direction and the transverse direction, and further to maintain substantially uniform width of the flow channels in a flow direction,
one of the flow channels is closed to fluid flow at an axial end at the inlet side of the filter media construction thereby forming the clean side and another flow channel is closed to fluid flow at an axial end at the outlet side of the filter media construction thereby forming the dirty side, and
inner and outer ends of both of said flow channels are closed along an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,391,426

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A RECESS PLATE

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A method for manufacturing a recess plate to be used in a filter device for filtering a suspension, the filter device having a stationary head piece and a movable end piece, and a pack including copies of the recess plate, having a filter chamber inside the pack, adjoining the recess plate, having a first pipe for filling the suspension into the filter chamber, having a filter cloth for collecting a solid content out of the suspension, and having a second pipe for discharging a liquid fraction of the suspension out of the filter chamber as a filtrate, wherein the filter device may be closed before filtering by forcing the end piece in direction of the head piece, and opened after filtering by releasing the end piece, and moving the end piece away from the head piece for removing the filter cake from the filter cloth, whereina. a first sheet is formed to provide a first surface of the recess plate at the filter chamber, and a second sheet is formed to provide a second surface of the recess plate vis-à-vis the first surface,
b. reversing at least one of the first or second sheets to arrange a first flip side of the first sheet to face a second flip side of the second sheet,
c. the first sheet and the second sheet are mounted to a frame to form a spacing between the first sheet and the second sheet,
d. a foam is injected into the spacing between the first sheet and the second sheet, and
e. after hardening of the foam, the foam, together with the frame, forms a rigid body.

US Pat. No. 10,391,415

CONNECTING MEMBER FOR SELF-ASSEMBLY TOY

GYMWORLD INC., Seoul (KR...

1. A connection member of an assembly toy, the connection member comprising:a body having a rectangular parallelepiped shape, the body having a circular opening in a center of an upper surface of the body and oval-shaped openings in a left side surface and a right side surface of the body;
a leg protruding out of the body through the oval-shaped openings in the left side surface and the right side surface;
foot models respectively connected to a left and a right end portion of the leg;
a circular protruding connector positioned within the body, wherein a first end of the circular protruding connector protrudes from the circular opening in the center of the upper surface of the body and is configured to interface with a corresponding connector of a different connection member; and
a walk controlling arm positioned within the body that is operably coupled to a second end of the circular protruding connector at a location offset from a center of the circular protruding connector, the walk controlling arm comprising:
a first arm operably coupled to the second end of the circular protruding connector;
a second arm operably coupled to the first arm;
a third arm operably coupled to the second arm and the leg; and
wherein the walk controlling arm is configured to move the leg in response to rotation of the circular protruding connector.

US Pat. No. 10,391,413

SWINGING APPARATUS AND AMUSEMENT RIDE INCLUDING THE SAME

SENYO KOGYO CO., LTD., O...

1. A swinging apparatus, comprising:a base;
a support installed above the base and configured to carry a user;
a coupler disposed between the base and the support and including a universal joint that couples the support to the base and that allows the support to swing freely; and
linear actuators disposed between the base and the support so that in a plan view the linear actuators are located a distance away from each other at locations away from the universal joint, wherein
each of the linear actuators includes
a first end mechanically connected to one of the base and the support, and
a second end located on an opposing side to the first end, the second end being movable while touching a surface of a remaining one of the base and the support.

US Pat. No. 10,391,410

TRACKS FOR TOWER RIDE

William J. Kitchen, Wind...

1. A roller coaster ride mounted on a tower comprising:a support tower;
a track mounted on the support tower, the track having an ascending and descending section;
at least one rider carriage slidably mounted on the track; and
at least one drop turn of the track, the drop turn comprising:
a part of the descending section of the track extending in a first direction around on an outer perimeter of the tower, the track turning downward and banking about 180 degrees towards the tower while the track drops and turns about 180 degrees such that the track ends up extending in a second direction around the outer perimeter of the tower, the second direction being substantially opposite the first direction;
wherein the track is mounted solely on an exterior of the support tower for the length of the drop turn and the drop turn occurs entirely within the descending section of the track.

US Pat. No. 10,391,382

HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT DEVICE WITH DYNAMIC ARTICULATION

SCHROTH SAFETY PRODUCTS G...

1. A head and neck restraint device, comprising:a) a yoke having
i) a base portion,
ii) a stand-up collar portion coupled to the base portion,
iii) a first sidewing coupled to a first side of the base portion, the first sidewing including a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, the top surface configured to receive a portion of a safety belt of a vehicle thereon,
iv) a second sidewing coupled to a second side of the base portion opposite the first side, the second sidewing including a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, the top surface configured to receive a portion of the safety belt thereon, and,
v) a tether coupled to the collar portion and adapted to connect with a helmet;
b) a first leg having
i) a proximal portion,
ii) a distal portion spaced apart from the proximal portion,
iii) a front surface configured to receive a portion of the safety belt thereon,
iv) a rear surface opposite the front surface, and
v) a first connector member extending outward from the front surface adjacent the proximal portion of the first leg, the first connector member configured to couple the first leg with the first sidewing for pivoting articulation with respect to the yoke, and
c) a second leg having
i) a proximal portion,
ii) a distal portion spaced apart from the proximal portion,
iii) a front surface configured to receive a portion of the safety belt thereon,
iv) a rear surface opposite the front surface,
v) a second connector member extending outward from the front surface adjacent the proximal portion of the second leg, the second connector member configured to couple the second leg with the second sidewing for pivoting articulation with respect to the yoke, and
wherein the first and second legs are each pivotable relative to the yoke between at least a first position and a second position,
wherein engaging portions of the front surfaces of the first and second legs are spaced apart from the respective first and second sidewings and the first and second legs are engaged with the bottom surfaces of the respective first and second sidewings to limit pivoting movement of the first and second legs when the first and second legs are in the first position,
wherein the first and second legs are spaced apart from the bottom surfaces of the respective first and second sidewings and the engaging portions of the front surfaces of the first and second legs are engaged with the respective first and second sidewings to limit pivoting movement of the first and second legs when the first and second legs are in the second position, and
wherein each of the first and second legs is pivotable relative to the yoke independent of the other of the first and second legs.

US Pat. No. 10,391,359

TRAMPOLINE WIRING LOOM AND MAT SENSOR ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

TGOMA NZ LIMITED, Christ...

1. A trampoline comprising:multiple movement sensors associated with one or more parts of the trampoline which move when the trampoline is bounced on by a user, which sensors provide an electrical signal indicative of bouncing on the trampoline;
a controller or a connector at a controller/connector end of the wiring loom; and
an electrical wiring loom which connects to the multiple movement sensors at one or more sensor ends of the wiring loom or comprises multiple sensor connectors which connect to the multiple movement sensors, and which electrical wiring loom extends from the multiple movement sensors or sensor connectors to the controller or connector, wherein said multiple movement sensors are associated with a mat of the trampoline and are attached to the mat each by a mount comprising a topside mount part on one side of the trampoline mat and an underside mount part on another side of the trampoline mat, which topside mount part and underside mount part are fixed together through the trampoline mat.

US Pat. No. 10,391,350

ISOMETRIC EXERCISE APPARATUS AND STORAGE RACK THEREFOR

Isologex Corporation, To...

1. An apparatus for performing isometric exercises comprising:a frame having a base and a sidewall joined to the base, the base having an exercise area within which a user's body is positionable; the base having a plurality of slots formed therein disposed at predetermined locations;
a restraint arm connected to the frame and positionable above the exercise area at predetermined heights to inhibit movement of a portion of the user's body so as to allow the user to perform isometric exercises; and
at least one, limb restraint accessory positionable at one of the predetermined locations for inhibiting movement of the user's limb so as to allow the user to perform isometric exercises; the at least one limb restraint accessory having a connecting portion far mating with one of the plurality of slots.

US Pat. No. 10,391,266

NITRIC OXIDE DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

Hansen Pharmaceutical, LL...

1. A gaseous nitric oxide (gNO) delivery device for delivering pressurized gNO to a subject, the device comprising:a source of gNO to serve as a single source of therapeutic gaseous material;
a subject interface unit functionally coupled to the source of gNO;
a gas flow regulator and a pressure regulator functionally coupled with the source of gNO and the subject interface unit, the gas flow regulator configured to control a flow rate of the gNO and the gas pressure regulator configured to control a pressure of the gNO inside of the subject interface unit as the gNO is delivered through the subject interface unit to the subject, wherein the gNO is driven into the subject through the pressure inside the subject interface unit;
a gas flushing mechanism configured to reduce exposure of the gNO by the subject when the subject interface is removed; and
a mounting strap for securing the interface unit to the subject;
wherein the gNO treats an infected wound site in the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,391,243

DETECTING DEPTH OF ANESTHESIA VIA PUPIL METRICS

EYETRACKING LLC, Solana ...

1. A computer program product comprising a machine-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by at least one programmable processor, cause the at least one programmable processor to perform operations comprising the steps:(i) receiving at least one video feed of a first pupil and a second pupil of a patient from at least one video camera positioned to view the first pupil and the second pupil;
(ii) processing the at least one video feed to determine a raw measure of the sizes of the first pupil and the second pupil over time;
(iii) determining, based on the raw measures of the sizes of the first pupil and the second pupil over time, that an unequal amount of anesthetic is being administered to one hemisphere or both hemispheres of the brain of the patient; and
(iv) executing one or more actions based on the determining in step (iii).

US Pat. No. 10,391,237

ACTUATOR AND ACTUATION METHOD

CELLNOVO LIMITED, Swanse...

1. An actuator, comprising:a cavity containing a working medium that reversibly expands as it undergoes a phase change from a solid to a liquid state;
a diaphragm disposed adjacent the cavity such that expansion and contraction of the expandable working medium causes the diaphragm to deflect;
a semiconductor element disposed in the cavity, wherein the semiconductor element is operable in a first mode to heat the working medium to cause it to undergo the phase change into the liquid state, and is operable in a second mode to measure the temperature at the semiconductor element, wherein in the first mode, a first constant current is applied across the semiconductor element to heat the working medium, and in the second mode, a second constant current lower than the first constant current is applied across the semiconductor element, a voltage drop across the semiconductor element is measured, and the voltage drop is used to infer the temperature at the semiconductor element.

US Pat. No. 10,391,233

DRUG DELIVERY KIT, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREPARING DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM

TGEL BIO CO., LTD., Seou...

1. A drug delivery kit, comprising:an apparatus for preparing a drug delivery system, the apparatus including a drug carrier in a gel phase or a solid phase under an airtight condition, and a mixing space configured such that a drug is injected from outside and is mixed with the drug carrier to form a drug containing gel; and
a syringe for injecting the drug into the apparatus,
wherein the drug carrier comprises a gel-forming polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,391,227

MEDICO-TECHNICAL MEASURING DEVICE AND MEASURING METHOD

Novalung GmbH, Heilbronn...

1. A medico-technical measuring device for measuring a pressure of blood, comprising:a flexible and pliable hose line which extends along a central longitudinal axis and is configured to guide blood within a longitudinal cavity delimited by a wall, the wall having an external sleeve surface and an internal sleeve surface; and
a sensor unit having a radial section with a sensor in the radial section, the sensor configured to measure the pressure of the blood guided in the longitudinal cavity;
wherein the hose line has a radial cavity defined in the wall in a radial direction, the radial cavity extending through the wall from the internal sleeve surface to the external sleeve surface;
the radial section of the sensor unit being at least partially arranged in the radial cavity in a radial position between the external sleeve surface and the internal sleeve surface of the wall and is integrated in the wall, such that the sensor is in communication with the blood;
wherein a diameter or an extent of a cross section of the radial cavity is smaller than the radial section that is at least partially arranged in the radial cavity such that the radial section of the sensor unit forms an oversize fit to which the radial cavity in the wall is sealed in a fluid-tight manner.

US Pat. No. 10,391,219

NANOPOROUS SILICON NITRIDE MEMBRANES, AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SUCH MEMBRANES

SiMPore, Inc., West Henr...

13. A method for forming a free-standing nanoporous SiN layer comprising the steps of:forming pores in an SiN layer, wherein said SiN layer is disposed on a first layer and said first layer is disposed on a second layer, and said second layer is disposed on a third layer;
forming a scaffold layer on an SiN layer following formation of pores within said SiN layer; and
removing said first layer from between said SiN layer and said second layer such that a free-standing nanoporous SiN layer is formed; and
wherein said forming of a nanoporous SiN layer comprises using a method comprising the steps of:
forming a porous nanocrystalline silicon (pnc-Si) layer or porous silicon oxide layer that is disposed on an SiN layer; and
etching said SiN layer by reactive ion etching such that a nanoporous SiN layer is formed; and
wherein the porous silicon oxide layer is formed from a porous nanocrystalline silicon (pnc-Si) layer.

US Pat. No. 10,391,206

CANNULA FOR EXTERNAL DRAINAGE OF SUBRETINAL FLUID

University of Kansas, La...

1. A cannula device, comprisinga shaft having a longitudinal axis;
an outer sleeve partially within the shaft and longitudinally slidable relative to the shaft, the outer sleeve having a penetrative tip at a distal end protruding from the shaft, the penetrative tip of the outer sleeve defining a distal axis at an angle to the longitudinal axis in a range of 30° to 90°;
an inner sleeve within the outer sleeve and stationary relative to the shaft, the inner sleeve having a fluid conduit extending through a longitudinal length thereof; and
a guard connected to the shaft and extending transversely to the longitudinal axis, the inner sleeve extending distally a chord length from the guard no more than 4.5 millimeters.

US Pat. No. 10,391,203

BODY MADE OF BONE SUBSTITUTE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION

regenHU AG, Villaz-St-Pi...

1. A biocompatible body for implanting into a cavity of a bone, comprising:a main structure made from a bone substitute material, wherein the main structure comprises a plurality of layers on top of each other and wherein each of the layers comprises a plurality of lines made of bone substitute material, each of the lines of each layer being spaced apart from each other, wherein the body comprises a connection element, the connection element comprising an anchoring segment, the anchoring segment embedded in the main structure of the body, wherein the connection element comprises a receiving opening for a joining or sealing element and the receiving opening is accessible for the joining or the sealing element from outside the main structure, and wherein the anchoring segment comprises outwardly directed wings that widen downward from the receiving opening.

US Pat. No. 10,391,190

MODULAR TRAY AND BRACKET ASSEMBLY FOR EQUIPMENT STERILIZATION

K1 Medical Technologies, ...

1. A clip, comprising:two opposed arms, each of the two opposed arms defining an elongated axis and a mounting structure at an exposed end thereof;
a bridge connecting the two opposed arms at a location spaced from the mounting structures, the bridge defining an axis that is perpendicular to the elongated axes defined by the two opposed arms; and
at least one channel defined between the two opposed arms;
wherein the mounting structure associated with the first of the two opposed arms comprises a first upper extension and a first lower extension,
wherein the mounting structure associated with the second of the two opposed arms comprises a second upper extension and a second lower extension,
wherein the first upper extension and the second upper extension (i) extend in a plane that is perpendicular to the elongated axes defined by the two opposed arms, (ii) extend in a plane that is aligned with the axis defined by the bridge, and (iii) extend away from each other;
wherein the first lower extension and the second lower extension (i) extend in a plane that is perpendicular to the elongated axes defined by the two opposed arms, (ii) extend in a plane that is aligned with the axis defined by the bridge, and (iii) extend away from each other; and
wherein a first cavity is defined between the first lower extension and the first upper extension, and a second cavity is defined between the second lower extension and the second upper extension.

US Pat. No. 10,391,189

PRE-DOFFING DISINFECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Xenex Disinfection Servic...

2. The system of claim 1, wherein the program instructions for determining the operating parameters of the disinfection apparatus are further based on information regarding a target microorganism suspected of contaminating clothing and/or personal protective equipment worn by the individual.

US Pat. No. 10,391,174

METALLIC NANOPARTICLES, PREPARATION AND USES THEREOF

NANOBIOTIX, Paris (FR)

1. A method for inducing in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo the perturbation, lysis or destruction of target human cells selected from the group consisting of benign cells, pre-malignant cells and malignant cells, comprising i) contacting said target cells with a population of metallic nanoparticles during a period of time sufficient to allow the nanoparticles to interact with said cells, each nanoparticle of the population being made of a metal having an atomic number (Z) of at least 25, each metallic nanoparticle of the population being covered with a biocompatible coating, and the mean largest size of the nanoparticles of the population being between 80 and 105 nm, and, ii) exposing the cells to ionizing electromagnetic radiation, said exposure inducing or causing the perturbation, lysis or destruction of said cells.

US Pat. No. 10,391,166

SHORT OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AS VACCINE ADJUVANTS AND THERAPEUTIC AGENTS

SPRING BREAK PHARMACEUTIC...

1. A method of improving an immune system response in a subject against a tuberculosis infection, said method comprisingadministering to the subject a BCG vaccine; and
administering to the subject an effective amount of a vaccine adjuvant of formula (II):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, racemate, enantiomer, diastereomer, geometric isomer, or tautomer thereof, whereinX is absent, O, NH, NR, or S;
X1 absent, O, or NH;
A is absent, aryl, or aralkyl;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
R is alkyl, substituted alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, aralkyl, heterocyclic, O-alkyl, O-heteroaryl, or steroidal;
R1 and R2 are each independently, H, OH, O-alkyl, alkyl, substituted alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, aralkyl, heterocyclic, O-aryl, O-heteroarylaryl, or heterocyclic;
R3 is selected from H, alkyl, substituted alkyl, C(O)-alkyl, C(O)O-alkyl, C(O)-aryl, C(O)O-aryl, C(O)NH-alkyl, and C(O)NH-aryl;
Y and Z are each independently O or S;
B1 and B2 are each independently adenine, guanine, thymine, cytosine, uracil, or a modified nucleoside;
m is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6;
R4 is independently H, alkyl, substituted alkyl, C(O)-alkyl, C(O)O-alkyl, C(O)-aryl, C(O)O-aryl, C(O)NH-alkyl, C(O)NH-aryl, or a monophosphate, diphosphate, or triphosphate group.

US Pat. No. 10,391,088

ANALGESIC COMPOSITIONS

Lohocla Research Corporat...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an aminoquinoline compound of Formula
in free acid form, free base form, or as a pharmacologically acceptable addition salt wherein:
R7 is alkyl (preferably a 3 to 6 carbon alky), or phenyl;
R8 is alkyl (preferably a 3 to 6 carbon alkyl), or phenyl;
E1 is —C(?O)R9;
each R9 is H or C1-C4 alkyl;
each X2 and X3 independently is an electron withdrawing group (preferably halogen or nitro);
together with an analgesic agent different from the aminoquinoline compound and selected from the group consisting of a NSAID, an opioid, a NE/5-HT reuptake inhibitor, and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,391,070

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES OR INJURY

MUSC FOUNDATION FOR RESEA...

1. A pharmaceutical preparation comprising a compound of the formula:
wherein X1 and X2 are each ?O;
wherein R3 is —H or halogen;
wherein R2 is —H or C1-6 alkyl;
wherein R1 is

wherein y is 1-3;
wherein R7 is —H or C1-3 alkyl;
wherein R6 is C1-12 alkyl, C2-10 alkynyl, or C2-10 alkenyl;
wherein R8 is C1-12 alkyl C2-10 alkenyl, or C2-10 alkynylor a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and an excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,391,068

PRION PROTEIN LIGANDS AS THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS

TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVER...

1. A method for therapeutic treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of:wherein said compound is capable of blocking the binding of A? oligomers to PrPC.

US Pat. No. 10,391,020

ARM THERAPY DEVICE

Bymers and Johnson Therap...

1. An arm therapy device, comprising:a housing comprising an upper end, a lower end, a first side, a second side, and an upper opening;
a first slot extending across the first side of the housing;
a second slot extending across the second side of the housing;
a first roller movably positioned within the first slot and the second slot such that the first roller extends between the first side and the second side of the housing;
a first collar connected to the first roller, the first collar being positioned externally with respect to the housing, wherein the first collar comprises a first threaded connector, the first threaded connector being threadably and removably connected to the first roller;
a second roller movably positioned within the first slot and the second slot such that the second roller extends between the first side and the second side of the housing;
a second collar connected to the second roller, the second collar being positioned externally with respect to the housing, wherein the second collar comprises a second threaded connector, the second threaded connector being threadably and removably connected to the second roller; and
a bias member connected between the first collar and the second roller collar such that the first roller and the second roller are each biased toward each other.

US Pat. No. 10,390,989

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR RECEIVING DISCHARGED URINE

PUREWICK CORPORATION, Sp...

7. An apparatus comprising:a fluid permeable support disposed between a fluid permeable membrane and fluid reservoir wherein the fluid permeable support is distinct from and at least proximate to the fluid reservoir;
a fluid outlet;
a fluid impermeable layer disposed over at least a portion of the fluid permeable support and over at least a portion of the fluid permeable membrane, the fluid impermeable layer including the fluid reservoir at a first end thereof,
the fluid impermeable layer defining a fluid impermeable casing,
the fluid permeable support being disposed within the fluid impermeable casing,
the fluid impermeable layer defining a longitudinally elongated opening, the fluid permeable membrane extending across the longitudinally elongated opening,
the apparatus configured to be disposed with the longitudinally elongated opening, and a portion of the fluid permeable membrane, adjacent to a urethral opening of a user, to receive urine discharged from the urethral opening through the fluid permeable membrane, the fluid permeable support, and into the fluid reservoir, and to have the received urine withdrawn from the fluid reservoir via the fluid outlet,
the fluid impermeable layer including a vacuum relief opening therethrough spaced from the longitudinally elongated opening and arranged to provide a flow path for air in the event that the skin of the user occludes the longitudinally elongated opening.

US Pat. No. 10,390,860

INTERNAL PEDICLE INSULATOR

CHAP-MED, INC., Destin, ...

1. A method for stabilizing a surgical fixture comprising:inserting an implant into tissue, the implant comprising:
a non-continuous cylindrical wall defining an interior cavity and having a first end and a second end;
a first segment of the cylindrical wall comprising a smooth exterior surface;
and
a second segment of the cylindrical wall comprising a rough exterior surface, wherein:
the first segment of the cylindrical wall is of a greater thickness than the second segment of the cylindrical wall; and
a portion of the second segment of the cylindrical wall overlaps a portion of the first segment of the cylindrical wall, extending into the interior cavity; and
driving a distal end of a fixture into tissue into which the implant is inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,390,804

SAMPLE COLLECTION

NEPESMO LIMITED, London ...

1. A sample collection apparatus comprising a filter assembly to filter samples of saliva collected therein, the filter assembly comprising:a first filter element arranged to separate relatively large particulate matter from a sample, by action of gravity drawing the relatively smaller particulate matter and liquid components through the first filter element,
the first filter element comprises an upwardly angled conical or frustoconical first filter surface, arranged with a wall, to pool the sample in a corner region between the first filter surface and the wall;
wherein the filter assembly comprises a second filter element; and
wherein the first and second filter elements are arranged in the filter assembly such that the output side of the first filter element is in fluid communication with the input side of the second filter element, and wherein the second filter element is arranged to separate relatively small particulate matter from a sample, by action of gravity drawing the liquid component through the second filter element such that only particulate matter below a predetermined threshold remains with the filtered liquid component.

US Pat. No. 10,390,803

FECES SAMPLING AND DETECTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING FECES BASED ON THE DEVICE

W.H.P.M. BIORESEARCH AND ...

1. A feces sampling and detecting device comprising:a detector, wherein a plurality of detecting strips are provided in the detector;
a collector accommodated in the detector detachably;
a feces sampler for sealing the collector detachably; and
at least one puncturing part arranged at a bottom of the detector and facing the collector,
wherein the feces sampling and detecting device further comprises a notch provided at a top of a sidewall of the detector, the sidewall having a top and an opposite bottom, the notch extending downwardly from the top of the sidewall;
wherein the notch has a length extending downwardly from the top of the sidewall and the puncturing part has a height extending upwardly from the bottom of the detector, the length being substantially equal to the height;
wherein the notch has a width substantially perpendicular to the length, the width being adapted to allow a user to place a finger for pressing the collector or allow an automatic machine to press the collector to puncture the collector by the puncturing part; and
wherein the sum of the combined height of the feces sampler and the collector and the height of the puncturing part is less than or equal to the height of the detector, such that the top surface of the collector is below or in flush with the top surface of the detector prior to the puncturing of the collector by the puncturing part,
wherein:
the puncturing part comprises a plurality of identical right triangles attached to one another;
relatively long right-angle sides of the plurality of identical right triangles are attached to one another to form a central post, such that the plurality of identical right triangles are attached to one another through the central post, wherein the plurality of identical right triangles are disposed radially equal-distantly with respect to the central post;
a relatively short right-angle side of each of the right triangles is attached to the bottom of the detector; and
a diameter of the puncturing part decreases gradually towards the collector from the bottom of the detector.

US Pat. No. 10,390,753

BLISTER STRIP

ALLTEST GmbH, Linz (AT)

1. A blister strip which can be stuck onto skin and is formed from at least two films and comprises at least one applicator for applying a medium contained in a blister and the substances contained in the medium onto or into the skin, wherein the blister strip comprises an upper film which has at least one protuberance, wherein the lower side of the upper film, which lower side surrounds each protuberance, is designed so as to be adhesive, and the blister strip comprises a lower film which covers the lower surface of the blister strip and can be pulled off from the adhesive lower side of the upper film,wherein:
in at least one protuberance of the upper film one applicator is located, said applicator is located between first and second partial volumes of the protuberance,
the first partial volume of the protuberance is located between the applicator and the lower film,
the second partial volume of the protuberance is located between the top surface of the protuberance and the applicator and contains the medium,
each applicator has at least one opening which connects the first and the second partial volumes, and
said opening is sealed in the unopened state of the blister strip to separate said first partial volume and said second partial volume of the protuberance from each other in a sealed manner.

US Pat. No. 10,390,742

NON-INVASIVE MONITOR FOR MEASURING REGIONAL SATURATION OF OXYGEN

KOHKEN MEDICAL CO., LTD.,...

1. A non-invasive monitor for measuring regional saturation of oxygen for measuring an oxygen saturation of a brain blood stream continuously in a non-invasive manner by mounting the monitor on a person's head, comprising:a sensor unit including a printed circuit board on which a light emitting unit for irradiating a surface of the forehead of the head with light of 650 to 1000 nm and a light receiving unit for receiving light which has been emitted by the light emitting unit and has propagated inside the head are mounted, wherein the sensor unit is a board-shaped member that is bent according to the shape of the forehead;
a main body unit disposed in front of the forehead when being mounted on the head, including a computation processing unit for calculating a mixed oxygen saturation of the brain blood based on a detection signal detected by the sensor unit, a display unit for displaying a computation processing result by the computation processing unit, and a power source unit for supplying power to the sensor unit, the computation processing unit, and the display unit;
a sensor holder for holding the sensor unit while the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit are disposed in an aperture portion, having a board shape abutting on the forehead and including the aperture portion penetrating in a board thickness direction thereof, wherein the sensor holder is a board-shaped member that is bent according to the shape of the forehead;
a sensor pressing board for holding the sensor unit toward the sensor holder, disposed between the sensor unit and the main body unit, wherein the sensor pressing board is a board-shaped member that is bent according to the shape of the forehead;
a connecting unit for electrically connecting the sensor unit and the main body unit; and
a headband for mounting the main body unit on the head detachably,
wherein the sensor holder, the sensor unit, the sensor pressing board, and the main body unit are integrated by being stacked in this order from the forehead-side,
wherein the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit are disposed such that a light emitting surface of the light emitting unit and a light receiving surface of the light receiving unit face the forehead-side, and a part or the whole of the forehead-side surface of the sensor unit is on the same surface as the forehead-side surface of the sensor holder or protrudes from the forehead-side surface of the sensor holder toward the forehead-side,
wherein the sensor unit includes a right light emitting unit and a left light emitting unit as the light emitting unit and includes a right light receiving unit and a left light receiving unit as the light receiving unit, and the left light receiving unit, the left light emitting unit, the right light emitting unit, and the right light receiving unit are disposed in this order in a lateral direction of the forehead,
wherein the left light emitting unit and the right light emitting unit are disposed in linear symmetry with a virtual straight line between the left light emitting unit and the right light emitting unit as a symmetric axis,
wherein the left light receiving unit and the right light emitting unit are disposed in linear symmetry with the virtual straight line as a symmetric axis,
wherein the right light emitting unit and the right light receiving unit is for measuring the oxygen saturation of the right brain, and the left light emitting unit and the left light receiving unit is for measuring the oxygen saturation of the left brain, and
wherein the main body unit has a center mark, and the position of the center mark in a lateral direction of the forehead is on the virtual straight line.

US Pat. No. 10,390,729

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NON-INVASIVELY MONITORING BIOLOGICAL OR BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF INDIVIDUAL

Bar Ilan University, Ram...

1. A system for use in monitoring intra ocular pressure (IOP) of a subject's eye, the system comprising a control unit being a computer system comprising:an input port which is in data communication with an external device and is configured and operable to receive input data from said external device, said input data being indicative of defocused coherent image data in the form of a sequence of speckle patterns collected from the eye with a certain sampling time pattern;
a processor configured and operable to carry out the following:
translate said defocused coherent image data into data comprising the IOP of the subject's eye, said translating comprising:
for each two successive speckle patterns in said sequence of the of speckle patterns, calculating a spatial correlation function having a correlation peak, and obtaining a sequence of spatial correlation functions, and
transforming the sequence of the spatial correlation functions into a time varying spatial correlation function being a time-varying function of at least one spatial feature of a spatial correlation function between the successive speckle patterns in the sequence and being indicative of the change of the speckle pattern over time;
applying to said time varying spatial correlation function at least one predetermined model comprising model data indicative of a relation between one or more measurable parameters and one or more conditions of a subject's eye including the IOP condition, said applying to the function the at least one predetermined model comprising selecting at least one of the spatial features of the time-varying spatial correlation function indicative of an amplitude of oscillation of said function, and using said amplitude of oscillation as the measurable parameter to determine the IOP of the subject's eye; and
generating output data indicative of said determined IOP of the subject's eye; and
an output port configured to transmit said output data to at least one device configured to present the output data to a user, the output data comprising at least one of a graph of the time varying spatial correlation function and a value of the IOP condition being determined.

US Pat. No. 10,390,702

IMPLANTABLE DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THE EVALUATION OF ACTIVE AGENTS

Kibur Medical, Inc., Bos...

1. An implantable microdevice comprisinga cylindrical support structure having on its curved surface and along the length of the cylindrical support structure a plurality of microwells formed on or within the support structure, the plurality of microwells containing up to a microdose of one or more active agents,
the implantable microdevice having a diameter of between about 0.5 mm and about 2.0 mm, and a length of less than about 5.0 mm, which permit implantation into a tissue using a catheter, cannula, or biopsy needle and removal of the microdevice with the adjacent tissue in spatial orientation with the implantable microdevice using a catheter, cannula, or a biopsy needle with a larger diameter than that of the microdevice,
optionally comprising a guidewire attached to a proximal end of the microdevice.

US Pat. No. 10,390,673

CLEANING ROBOT

SHENZHEN TOPBAND CO., LTD...

1. A cleaning robot, comprising a cleaning agent mopping device (1), a cleaning agent absorbing device (2), a water wiping and washing device (3), and a water absorbing device (4) arranged in tum along a moving direction of the cleaning robot;the cleaning agent mopping device (1) comprising a first crawler device (11) for contacting a to-be-cleaned surface and a cleaning agent container (12), and the first crawler device (11) applying cleaning agent from the cleaning agent container (12) to the to-be-cleaned surface and reclaiming wastewater;
the cleaning agent absorbing device (2) comprising a second crawler device (21) for absorbing remained cleaning agent on the to-be-cleaned surface and reclaiming wastewater;
the water wiping and washing device (3) comprising a third crawler device (31) for contacting the to-be-cleaned surface and a water container (32), and the third crawler device (31) applying water from the water container (32) to the to-be-cleaned surface and reclaiming wastewater; and
the water absorbing device (4) comprising a fourth crawler device (41) for contacting the to-be-cleaned surface; and the fourth crawler device (41) absorbing remained water on the to-be-cleaned surface and reclaiming wastewater.

US Pat. No. 10,390,661

UTENSIL RETAINING DEVICE

F.N. Sharp, LLC

1. A utensil holder comprising:a main body having a void therein, the main body comprising an outer surface, an interior surface, an upper base, a lower base, the outer surface of the main body forming a plurality of elongated wings, each of the plurality of elongated wings having a plurality of outer faces, at least one of the plurality of outer faces adapted to receive at least one utensil thereon;
at least one magnet positioned within the void on an interior surface of at least one of the plurality of elongated wings, each of the at least one magnet imparting a magnetic field radially outward, the magnetic field of sufficient strength to be adapted to removably secure at least one utensil against the at least one of the plurality of the outer faces of at least one of the plurality of elongated wings in a use position; and
support material within the void of the main body, the support material configured to removably secure the at least one utensil within the void in a storage position when not in use.

US Pat. No. 10,390,640

DRINKING VESSEL PRODUCTS

Liquor Appeal (PTY) Ltd.,...

1. A drinking vessel, comprising:a body defining an inner cavity, a consumption opening that is in communication with the inner cavity, and a fill opening and fill passage that are in communication with the inner cavity, said fill opening being substantially smaller than the consumption opening and being on an opposite side of the inner cavity, from the consumption opening;
a removable seal extending across the consumption opening in a sealing manner; and
a stop formation that is insert able into the fill passage to seal the fill opening;
wherein at least one clip is defined on the stop formation and at least one vent groove is defined between the stop formation and the fill passage, the stop formation being configured to travel along the fill passage while gas is vented along the vent groove, and said clip holding the stop formation in place when the stop formation has been fully inserted in the fill passage, to seal the fill opening.

US Pat. No. 10,390,617

BRACKET FOR SLIDE RAIL

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A bracket adapted for mounting a slide rail to a post having first and second surfaces on opposite sides thereof, the bracket comprising:a bracket plate for being attached to the slide rail;
at least one mounting member connected to an end portion of the bracket plate, the mounting member being configured to mount to the post with the end portion of the bracket plate engaging the first surface of the post;
a first fastening member movably mounted on the bracket plate, wherein a fastening portion of the first fastening member is configured to extend across the second surface of the post when the first fastening member is in a locking state; and
an engaging base coupled to the first fastening member to be spaced from the post at an opposite side thereof with respect to the end portion of the bracket plate when the mounting member mounts to the post, the engaging base including a first portion and a second portion connected to the first portion defining a head member and a shank member secured to a surface of said first fastening member;
wherein the second portion or head member of the engaging base includes a plurality of engaging features;
the second portion or head member and the first fastening member surface form a space between the second portion or the head member and the surface of the first fastening member and defined by a length of said first portion or shank; and
a second fastening member secured to an object supported by said slide rail, said second portion or head member is releasably coupled to the second fastening member.

US Pat. No. 10,390,615

CLOSET APPAREL ORGANIZER

1. A closet apparel organizer comprising:a label plate having a first surface and a second surface;
a first body member connected to a first location of the label plate;
a second body member connected to a second location of the label plate;
a reception member connected to the first body member and the second body member, wherein the reception member is configured to engage with a closet rod and includes an entrance opening; and
a label configured to be attached to the first surface of the label plate, wherein the label includes at least one of an apparel identification and a surface feature,
wherein the first surface is facing in an outward direction away from the first and second body members and the second surface is facing in an inward direction towards the first and second body members.

US Pat. No. 10,390,601

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLYING COSMETICS

Je Matadi, Inc, Stafford...

1. A system for applying cosmetics, comprising:a lower housing, having an outlet member near a bottom edge thereof;
a compressor module contained in said lower housing, said compressor module having a compressed air outlet in fluid connection with said outlet member;
an upper housing covering said compressor module in said lower housing and being affixed to said lower housing, said upper housing being comprised of a mount on an exterior of said upper housing;
a control module being comprised of a view screen, printed circuit board connected to said compressor module, an interactive control board connected to said printed circuit board, and a speaker, said control module being contained in said upper housing, said upper housing being between said compressor module and said control module;
a cover fitted over said control module in said upper housing and affixed to said upper housing, forming an integral unit of said lower housing, said upper housing and said cover; and
a cosmetics applicator in fluid connection with said compressor module through said outlet member, wherein said cosmetics applicator is comprised of an air hose and an airbrush stylus, said air hose connected to said outlet member, wherein said compressor module supplies compressed air to said airbrush stylus, and wherein said control module regulates compressed air to said airbrush stylus.

US Pat. No. 10,390,576

NECKWEAR AND FASTENERS

PATUGA LLC, Clarence, NY...

5. A neckwear, comprising:(a) a neckband;
(b) a neckband module;
(c) a plurality of torso segments, said plurality of torso segments including at least a first torso segment and a second torso segment; and
(d) a plurality of fasteners, said plurality of fasteners including at least a first fastener, a second fastener, and a first member of a third fastener;
wherein said neckband is connected to said neckband module, said neckband module is connected to said first torso segment, and said first torso segment is connected to said second torso segment;
wherein said first fastener pivotably connects said neckband module with said first torso segment;
wherein said second fastener pivotably connects said first torso segment with said second torso segment;
wherein the neckband module includes a first member of said first fastener;
wherein said first torso segment includes a second member of said first fastener and a first member of said second fastener;
wherein said second torso segment includes a second member of said second fastener and said first member of said third fastener; and
wherein said first torso segment is configured to be intra-changeable with said second torso segment by separating the first member of said first fastener from the second member of said first fastener; separating said first member of said second fastener from said second member of said second fastener; joining said second member of said second fastener to said first member of said first fastener; and joining said second member of said first fastener to said first member of said third fastener;
each of the first members comprises one of a first hinge member including a first leaf, a knuckle, a key groove, a keyway and a pin or a second hinge member including a second leaf, a key and a barrel; and
each of the second members comprises another of the first hinge member including the first leaf, the knuckle, the key groove, the keyway and the pin or the second hinge member including the second leaf, the key and the barrel;
wherein the key groove is configured to receive the key and the barrel is configured to receive the pin, and, when the fastener is locked or in use, the key is engaged with the key groove and the pin is engaged with the barrel allowing the first and second hinge members to pivot about the pin; and
wherein the keyway is configured to receive the key during locking and unlocking of the of the first and second hinge members and said keyway comprises a first leg.

US Pat. No. 10,390,574

HAND COVER SYSTEM

1. A hand protection system comprising:an exterior structure including a finger sheath and a thumb sheath;
a sealing structure coupled to the finger sheath of the exterior structure, the sealing structure including an inner extension and an outer edge, the outer edge including magnets in a piping, the sealing structure enabling an open configuration and a closed configuration; and wherein:
the open configuration includes the sealing structure split apart and the exterior structure folded back on itself for allowing a user's hand to be exposed from between the sealing structure, and
the closed configuration includes the magnets of the sealing structure maintaining the sealing structure together for covering the user's hand, and the inner extension extended in from the outer edge for providing a smooth transition, a moisture barrier, and a fold for locking the protection system into the closed configuration by being configured to be placed underneath the user's hand.

US Pat. No. 10,390,566

HEATING DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE AND ATOMIZER HAVING SAME

SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TECH...

1. A heating device for an electronic cigarette, comprising:a heating part, the heating part having a hollow metallic tube wound in a spiral form, an inner tubal passageway being formed in the hollow metallic tube and extending in the same spiral form as the metallic tube, and an outer passageway being formed via being surrounded by the spiral metallic tube;
a first conductive part electrically connected to a first end of the metallic tube;
a second conductive part electrically connected to an opposite second end of the metallic tube.

US Pat. No. 10,390,549

PARTIAL CALCIFICATION OF FREE FATTY ACID MIXTURES, LIVESTOCK FEED COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING THEM, AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

ENERGY BOOSTER NEWCO, LLC...

1. A composition comprising:a solidified particulate mixture of free fatty acid; and
a calcium salt of a fatty acid;
wherein the composition has an onset melt point of from 140° F. to 170° F.

US Pat. No. 10,390,494

HYDROPONIC ELECTROCULTURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

Nano Evaporative Technolo...

1. An electroculture system for use in a hydroponic growing environment having at least one container configured for supporting at least one plant such that the roots of said plant are able to extend down into a volume of fluid positioned within the container, along with at least one supply line, return line and pump configured for circulating the fluid through the container, the electroculture system comprising:at least one electroculture unit positionable in fluid communication with at least one of the at least one container, supply line, return line and pump, the at least one electroculture unit comprising:
a conductive core comprising:
an absorbing layer capable of being saturated with the fluid and having a first surface and an opposing second surface;
a first conductive layer attached to the first surface of the absorbing layer; and
a second conductive layer attached to the second surface of the absorbing layer, such that the absorbing layer is sandwiched between the first and second conductive layers and the first conductive layer is spaced apart from the second conductive layer;
a porous layer encapsulating the conductive core, the porous layer constructed of a gypsum-ceramic casting;
at least one first electrical wire in electrical communication with the first conductive layer; and
at least one second electrical wire in electrical communication with the second conductive layer;
whereby, an electrical current is selectively deliverable to each of the first and second conductive layers via the at least one first electrical wire and second electrical wire, respectively, which, in turn, forms a reaction within the absorbing layer that causes an off-gassing of oxygen and hydrogen in the form of bubbles to be delivered, along with the electrical current in the fluid, to the roots of the at least one plant in the at least one container.
US Pat. No. 10,396,395

SOLID ELECTROLYTE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNO...

1. A solid electrolyte material comprising a sulfide composition represented by a composition formula Li4?4y?x?zP4+1+y?xP5+xS4?zXz (Li4?4y?x?zP1?yS4?zXz), wherein 0.2?x<1.0, 0?z?0.2, and 0?y?0.075, andX is at least one of F, Cl, N and OH, and
the solid electrolyte material has a peak at a position of 2?=17.8°±0.1°, 19.1°±0.1°, 21.7°±0.1°, 23.8°±0.1° and 30.85°±0.1° in X-ray diffraction measurement using a CuK? ray.
US Pat. No. 10,390,506

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH190690

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH190690, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV749310 with a second plant of variety CV692417, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV749310 and CV692417 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-124502 and PTA-125242, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,390,533

SURFACES WITH OLIGOMERIC OR POLYMERIC ANTIMICROBIALS

ORTHOBOND CORPORATION, N...

1. An article comprising:a surface having an antimicrobial layer disposed thereon, the antimicrobial layer comprising:
an organophosphorus layer and antimicrobial oligomers or polymers bonded to the organophosphorus layer,
wherein the surface comprises a metal selected from a group consisting of titanium, a titanium alloy, stainless steel, a cobalt chrome alloy, nickel, molybdenum, tantalum, zirconium, magnesium, and an alloy containing at least one of nickel, molybdenum, tantalum, zirconium and magnesium,
wherein the antimicrobial oligomers or polymers comprise about 3 to about 50,000 repeating antimicrobial monomer units, and
wherein the antimicrobial monomer units comprise ammonium salts or pyridinium salts.
US Pat. No. 10,392,331

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING DIISOPROPYL ETHER FROM HIGH PURITY PROPYLENE

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for producing diisopropyl ether comprising:(a) reacting water and the propylene of a feedstock containing at least 99.9 mass-% propylene to produce isopropyl alcohol and reacting the isopropyl alcohol with propylene to produce diisopropyl ether in a single reactor and in the presence of an acidic ion exchange resin catalyst and a C4 diluent at a temperature of from about 105° C. to about 133° C. to generate a reactor effluent comprising water, isopropyl alcohol, diisopropyl ether, propylene, C4 and acid;
(b) treating the mixture in an acid removal zone to generate an acid-depleted mixture;
(c) recycling a portion of the acid-depleted mixture to the reactor, and passing a second portion of the acid-depleted mixture to a light ends fractionation column;
(d) separating, in the light ends fractionation column, an overhead stream comprising propane and propylene, a side cut stream comprising C4, and a bottoms stream comprising water, isopropyl alcohol, and diisopropyl ether;
(e) purging a portion of the overhead stream and passing the remainder of the overhead stream to the reactor;
(f) passing the sidecut stream comprising C4 to the reactor; and
(g) passing the bottoms stream to a recovery zone to separate and collect the diisopropylether.
US Pat. No. 10,391,050

DERMATOLOGICAL, COSMETIC OR COSMECEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS INTENDED FOR SKIN TREATMENT

1. A dermatological, cosmetic, or cosmeceutical composition designed for skin care, the composition being in a form selected from a group consisting of hydrogel, o/w gel cream, w/o gel cream, o/w cream, w/o cream, w/s cream, and o/w/o cream, said composition comprising a gastropod spawn extract isolated from lysed spawn of the Helicidae family and which comprises organic and inorganic molecules, wherein:(i) the organic molecules comprise polysaccharides, proteins, peptides and amino acids;
(ii) the inorganic molecules comprise cations and anions derived from phosphorus, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium;
(iii) the gastropod spawn extract is in a concentration that activates and mobilizes skin stem cells and prevents the loss thereof that takes place as a consequence of chronological and premature aging;
(iv) the gastropod spawn extract has the characteristic electrophoretic fingerprint as shown in FIG. 1;
(v) the gastropod spawn extract has superoxide dismutase activity; and
(vi) the gastropod spawn extract is obtained by a process comprising:
(a) manually collecting the gastropod spawn and eliminating soil content by sieving;
(b) washing the gastropod spawn with distilled water, immersing the gastropod spawn in a saline solution and refrigerating the gastropod spawn at a temperature of between 2° C. and 8° C.;
(c) washing the gastropod spawn with purified water to remove the saline solution;
(d) suspending gastropod spawn at a concentration of between 40% and 70% by weight in purified water, a saline solution, or a component or combination of components of the dermatological, cosmetic, or cosmeceutical composition;
(e) homogenizing the suspended gastropod spawn with a grinder, a colloidal mill, or an in-line homogenizer to produce a gastropod spawn extract; and
(f) filtering the gastropod spawn extract through a 1-mm mesh to obtain a gastropod spawn extract.
US Pat. No. 10,391,056

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS OF HYDROPHOBIC CAMPTOTHECIN DERIVATIVES

Taiwan Lipsome Company, L...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising:at least one hydrophobic camptothecin derivative or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of said derivative; and
at least one polyethylene glycol (PEG) conjugated phospholipid;
wherein the molar ratio of said PEG conjugated phospholipid to said hydrophobic camptothecin derivative or said pharmaceutically acceptable salt of said hydrophobic camptothecin derivative is about 0.45:1 to about 1.05:1; and said hydrophobic camptothecin derivative is a compound selected from the group consisting of: TLC388HCl; TLC1988HCl; and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,393,633

SAMPLE FIXATION AND STABILISATION

RNASSIST LTD., Cambridge...

1. A method of inhibiting the degradation of a sample, comprising (a) mixing said sample with or immersing said sample in a eutectic solvent comprising a first component and a second component, wherein said first component is trimethylglycine and said second component is trifluoroacetamide; wherein said first component and said second component are in a molar ratio of between about 1:1.5 and about 1:2.5; and wherein said first component and said second component together comprise at least about 50% by weight of the combined eutectic solvent and sample; (b) incubating said sample and eutectic solvent of (a) for at least 5 minutes; and (c) processing said sample, wherein said processing comprises: microscopic examination of said sample; staining said sample; performing flow cytometry on said sample; embedding said sample; sectioning said sample; performing in situ hybridisation on said sample; performing an immunohistochemical method on said sample; detecting a protein in said sample; detecting a phosphoprotein in said sample; detecting DNA or RNA in said sample; or performing an immunocytochemical method on said sample.
US Pat. No. 10,391,071

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING VALERIAN EXTRACTS

CUTECH SRL, Padua (IT)

1. A method for treating scalp disorders caused by excessive sebogenesis, comprising topically administering on the scalp a composition comprising a valerian extract or an ester obtained from the combination of acid contained in the valerian extract with an aliphatic alcohol, in an amount effective for reducing sebum content, thereby treating the scalp disorders caused by the excessive sebogenesis.
US Pat. No. 10,392,363

METHODS FOR TREATING PROTOZOAN INFECTIONS

Neoculi Pty Ltd., Victor...


US Pat. No. 10,392,640

METHOD FOR MODIFYING STARCH TO SLOW DOWN THE DIGESTION RATE

Jiangnan University, Wux...

1. A method to modify starch to slow down the digestion rate of the starch, comprising the sequential steps of:a) heating a starch slurry sample at 50 to 60° C. for 10 to 15 minutes and then adding 20 to 50 U/g starch branching enzyme (GBE) to the starch slurry sample, wherein the GBE is encoded by a GBE gene having the DNA sequence of SEQ ID NO:1;
b) incubating the starch slurry sample with the GBE at 50 to 60° C. for 4 to 20 hours;
c) heating the starch slurry sample in boiling water to obtain a gelatinized starch and inactivate the GBE;
d) incubating the gelatinized starch at 50 to 60° C. for 10 to 15 minutes and then adding 20 to 50 U/g of the GBE to the gelatinized starch;
e) incubating the gelatinized starch with the GBE at 50 to 60° C. for 4 to 20 hours;
f) heating the gelatinized starch in boiling water to terminate the enzymatic reaction; and
g) obtaining final product of modified starch after freeze-drying.
US Pat. No. 10,392,670

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DETECTING BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION

DCH MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS...

1. A method of detecting bacterial contamination of a platelet sample by any of at least five bacterial genera, comprising:(a) subjecting the sample or a portion thereof to a nucleic acid amplification reaction under conditions to yield a detectable amount of an amplicon of no more than about 800 bases in a single reaction mixture, said reaction mixture comprising a single primer pair having a first primer and a second primer and a single detectable probe, wherein the first primer and the second primer each hybridizes to a separate conserved region of 16S rRNA polynucleotide, and the primer pair flanks the amplicon, wherein the amplicon comprises a conserved sequence to which the detectable probe hybridizes, and the conserved region is identical among the at least five bacterial genera,
wherein the conserved region is selected from the group consisting of from 9 to 28, from 32 to 48, from 888 to 903, from 908 to 937, from 975 to 994, from 957 to 981, from 1093 to 1125, from 1184 to 1206, from 1231 to 1252, from 1378 to 1396, from 1398 to 1422, or from 1496 to 1516, of 16S rRNA of Staphylococcus aureus (GenBank accession Number NC_007622) or the corresponding region in a genome of any one of the at least five bacterial genera; and
(b) detecting hybridization to the amplicon by the probe, wherein the hybridization by the probe yields a detectable signal indicative of bacterial contamination of the platelet sample by any of the at least five bacterial genera.
US Pat. No. 10,391,133

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE COMBINATION FOR REGULATING IMMUNE FUNCTION AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

JIANGZHONG PHARMACEUTICAL...

1. A traditional Chinese medicine composition for regulating immunity, prepared with active ingredients and pharmaceutically acceptable carrier(s) and/or excipient(s), wherein the active ingredients consist of the following raw materials in parts by weight:i) 10 to 90 parts of Radix Panacis Quinquefolii and/or Radix Et Rhizoma Ginseng;
ii) 10 to 90 parts of Ganoderma;
iii) 5 to 50 parts of fermented Cordyceps sinensis powder and/or Cordyceps;
iv) 5 to 50 parts of Flos Rosae Rugosae;
v) 5 to 50 parts of Rhizoma Anemarrhenae;
vi) optionally, 10 to 50 parts of Bulbus Lilii; and
vii) optionally, 10 to 50 parts of Ganoderma spore powder and/or Ganoderma spore oil;
and/or extracts thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,391,145

COMBINED USE OF A VECTOR ENCODING A MODIFIED RECEPTOR AND ITS EXOGENOUS AGONIST IN THE TREATMENT OF SEIZURES

UCL BUSINESS PLC, London...

1. A method of treating a seizure disorder, which is focal epilepsy, in a patient suffering from said disorder,wherein either
(a) said patient has previously been administered a vector encoding a modified receptor,
wherein the modified receptor is a human muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M4, which is a Gi protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), coupled via a Gi-protein to a G protein-coupled inwardly rectifying potassium channel (GIRK), and
wherein the modified receptor is characterised by (i) a decreased responsiveness to its endogenous activating ligand and/or (ii) a retained or enhanced responsiveness to an exogenous agonist, or
(b) administering to the patient said vector,
wherein the modified receptor is encoded by a nucleic acid operably linked to a neuronal cell type-specific promoter such that said modified receptor is expressed in excitatory neurons of a seizure focus in brain of the patient;
which method comprises subsequently administering to said patient an exogenous agonist selected from clozapine, clozapine-N-oxide and perlapine,whereby the presence of said agonist in the brain of the patient activates said modified receptor,whereby activation of said modified receptor reversibly inhibits the excitability of, and neurotransmission by, the excitatory neurons in the seizure focus.
US Pat. No. 10,393,759

METHODS OF DETERMINING A TREATMENT PROTOCOL FOR AND/OR A PROGNOSIS OF A PATIENT'S RECOVERY FROM A BRAIN INJURY

Quanterix Corporation, L...

1. A method of determining a prognosis of a patient's recovery from a brain injury comprising:(a) performing an assay on each of a plurality of blood samples obtained from the patient following the brain injury and/or plasma and/or serum derived from each of the blood samples to determine a measure of the tau protein molecule concentration in each sample,
wherein the plurality of samples are obtained from the patient over a period of time of at least about 48 hours,
wherein at least one of the plurality of samples is obtained within 12 hours of the brain injury,
wherein the assay is characterized by a limit of detection of tau protein molecules that is less than about 0.2 pg/mL; and comprises:
i. exposing a plurality of capture objects that each include a binding surface having affinity for tau protein molecules to the blood sample;
ii. immobilizing at least a portion of the tau protein molecules with respect to the plurality of capture objects such that at least some of the capture objects associate with at least one tau protein molecule and a statistically significant fraction of the capture objects do not associate with any tau protein molecules;
iii. determining a proportion of the plurality of capture objects that associated with a tau protein molecule in step ii; and
iv. determining a measure of tau protein molecule concentration in the blood sample based at least in part on the proportion determined in step iii;
(b) determining an area under a curve of a graph of the measure of the tau protein molecule concentration in the plurality of samples versus time, wherein the area is determined for the total period of time and/or a second peak in the tau protein molecule concentration; and
(c) determining a prognosis of the patient's recovery from the brain injury and/or a method of treatment based on the area under the curve determined in step (b).
US Pat. No. 10,391,200

METHOD FOR IN VIVO HAIR MULTIPLICATION

HAIR SCIENCE INSTITUTE, ...

1. A cosmetic method for in vivo hair multiplication, comprising the steps of:(a) harvesting at least a part of a hair follicle in the anagen phase, said at least a part of a hair follicle comprising at least one hair follicular stem cell;
(b) after said harvesting, making at least two incisions along the longitudinal axis of said at least a part of a hair follicle;
(c) contacting said at least a part of a hair follicle of step (b) with a medium for at least 1 second; and
(d) implanting said at least a part of a hair follicle of step (c) into a recipient area of a subject;
wherein the incisions avoid the hair shaft per se, where no hair follicle material is present.
US Pat. No. 10,392,496

POLYOLEFIN PIPE

Uponor Innovation AB, Vi...

1. A polymeric pipe formed from:a polyolefin structural polymer;
a photoinitiator in an amount of 0.02 to 3% by weight;
a co-agent in an amount of 0.02 to 10%, by weight;
an antioxidant in an amount of 0.1 to 1% by weight; and
a scavenger in an amount of 0.01 to 2% by weight;
wherein the photoinitiator is one or more of benzophenone, benzophenone substituted at the 4-position and benzophenone substituted at the 4 and 4?-position;
wherein the co-agent comprises at least one carbon-carbon double bond; and
wherein the scavenger is one of (C6-C30 alkyl)NCO, OCN(C6-C30 alkyl)NCO, cycloalkyl isocyanates, multi-functional isocyanates, oligomeric isocyanates, polymeric isocyanates, nanoparticles, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,397,832

SOURCE ID-BASED PACKET FILTERING METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL USING METHOD

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for filtering data in a wireless communication system, the method being performed by a relay user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving, from a remote UE, the data including a source ID of the data;
filtering the data; and
relaying the filtered data,
wherein the data is filtered based on a source ID of the data,
wherein, when the filtered data is relayed, the relay UE transmits the filtered data and a buffer status report (BSR) to a base station,
wherein the BSR includes information informing the base station that the filtered data is relayed data,
wherein the relay UE receives a grant for an uplink transmission from the base station after transmitting the BSR, and
wherein the grant for the uplink transmission is a grant related to a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) for a Uu interface mapped to the source ID.

US Pat. No. 10,397,821

REDUCED LATENCY OPERATING MODES FOR WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS

ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS...

1. A computer-implemented method for propagating data packets across a wireless mesh network, the method comprising:configuring a first node to receive data during a first sub-interval within a first communication window, wherein the first node resides within a first hop layer of the wireless mesh network, wherein the first node is constrained to receive data during the first sub-interval;
configuring a second node to receive data during a second sub-interval within the first communication window, wherein the second node resides within a second hop layer of the wireless mesh network, wherein the second node is constrained to receive data during the second sub-interval, wherein the first sub-interval and second sub-interval comprises different sub-intervals of the first communication window; and
causing the first node to receive a data packet during the first sub-interval and then transmit the data packet to the second node during the second sub-interval to propagate the data packet from the first hop layer to the second hop layer during the first communication window.

US Pat. No. 10,397,812

SUB-CELL LEVEL, MULTI-LAYER DEGRADATION DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND RECOVERY

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method, comprising:self-healing at least one first cell in a network or at least one second cell in the network, the network comprising the at least one first cell and the at least one second cell, wherein the at least one first cell and the at least one second cell have at least partially overlapping coverage,
wherein the self-healing comprises a network device applying multi-layer reasoning based on a heterogeneous network having a plurality of cells being different from one another with respect to at least one of coverage area and radio access technology type to integrate information of different cell layers and sub-cell level reasoning to consider fine-granular location information, and
wherein the self-healing is based on location information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,756

SMS INDICATION APPLICATION RESPONSE REPORTING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system comprising:a modem of a vehicle; and
a telematics controller of the vehicle configured to communicate using a first protocol requiring a first level of resource usage and a second protocol requiring a second level of resource usage greater than the first level, programmed to
successfully receive a short message service (SMS) message from a service data network via the modem,
identify an application layer error condition that includes the telematics controller being in an area of network coverage requiring use of the second protocol or other application level result code, the application level result code being generated at the vehicle, and
responsive to receipt of the SMS message, include information indicative of the application layer error condition in an SMS deliver report to send to the service data network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,747

ENTITY TRACKING

Celect, Inc., Boston, MA...

1. A system for tracking at least one entity, the system comprising:an interface for at least receiving:
training data representing movements of a plurality of training entities, and
a query regarding a test entity's movement;
a memory; and
at least one processor executing instructions stored on the memory to:
create a plurality of tracks based on the received training data, wherein each track represents the movement of a training entity and is associated with at least one attribute,
generate an index of the plurality of tracks by defining at least one of the tracks using a plurality of points from the received training data, wherein each point of the plurality represents a location of a training entity at a point in time,
execute a function to develop a trend line associated with the plurality of points,
represent the track by the developed trend line and add a buffer to the developed trend line,
execute the received query regarding the test entity's movement on the generated index, and
output a feature value with respect to the test entity based on the generated index.

US Pat. No. 10,397,726

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR FOCUSING SOUND SIGNALS IN A SHARED 3D SPACE

Nureva, Inc., (CA)

1. A method of real-time, low-latency sound source location targeting in the presence of reverb and ambient noise signals in a shared three-dimensional space, comprising:predefining, in the shared three-dimensional space, a three-dimensional coordinate grid of a plurality of virtual-microphone locations, each of which is related to a plurality of physical microphones in the shared three-dimensional space, so as to define, for each virtual-microphone location, delay and weight factors with respect to each related physical microphone in the shared three-dimensional space;
at least one processor core provided for each physical microphone, for parallel-process-calculating, for each physical microphone with respect to each virtual microphone location, sound source location by:
fetching from memory the delay factor for each virtual microphone location with respect to the corresponding physical microphone;
fetching from memory the weight factors for each virtual microphone location with respect to the corresponding physical microphone;
fetching from memory at least one sound source signal from the corresponding physical microphone in the shared three-dimensional space;
using at least one delay line to process the fetched at least one sound source signal from the corresponding physical microphone using the fetched delay factor to produce a delayed sound source signal for each virtual microphone location; and
multiplying the delayed sound source signal by the fetched weight factor for each virtual microphone to produce a delayed and weighted sound source signal for each virtual microphone for the corresponding physical microphone;
summing the delayed and weighted sound source signals from all of the processor cores to provide a summed total signal corresponding to each virtual microphone location;
measuring the energy of the summed total signal for each virtual microphone location;
determining, from the measured energy of each summed signal, a three-dimensional grid coordinate location for each sound source with respect to each virtual microphone location in the shared three-dimensional space; and
outputting, in real-time, the determined three-dimensional grid location coordinates and signal strengths of all of the sound sources in the shared three-dimensional space.

US Pat. No. 10,397,718

VIBRATION DIAPHRAGM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

GOERTEK INC., Weifang, S...

1. A vibration diaphragm, characterized in comprising an annular support member, a first vibration diaphragm layer and a circuit layer, the annular support member comprising a support body and an inner hole, the first vibration diaphragm layer being fixedly connected to the support body, and the circuit layer being located on a surface of the first vibration diaphragm layer that is adjacent to a vibrating voice coil, being fixedly connected to the first vibration diaphragm layer and the support body, and being provided with a circuit area, a capacitance area and a capacitance solder pad, wherein the capacitance area is a capacitance electrode plate formed on the first vibration diaphragm layer and is communicated with the capacitance solder pad by means of the circuit area, and the capacitance solder pad corresponds to the support body.

US Pat. No. 10,397,683

CASE WITH TORSION SPRING OVER-CENTER MECHANISM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A case for an in-ear hearing device, the case comprising:a housing having a cavity to receive the in-ear hearing device;
an electrical connector configured to couple to the in-ear hearing device;
a lid attached to the housing with a pivotable joint allowing the lid to rotate between a closed position where the lid is aligned over the cavity and an open position where the lid is angularly displaced allowing the in-ear hearing device to be removed from the cavity; and
an over-center mechanism for the lid including an extension attached to the lid and disposed on an opposite side of the pivotable joint from the lid, wherein the extension is in contact with an arm that resists the lid rotating from the open position to the closed position until the lid is moved past an over-center position when the lid is then impelled to the closed position, and wherein the arm resists the lid rotating from the closed position to the open position until the lid is moved past the over-center position when the lid is then impelled to the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,397,623

MONITORING VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS

comScore, Inc., Reston, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for measuring visibility information associated with video content played by a video player incorporated into a webpage, the method comprising:receiving first metadata associated with first video content;
receiving second metadata associated with second video content;
determining that the first metadata comprises a measurement flag that indicates occlusion of the video player that is viewable on a display presenting the webpage;
determining that the second metadata does not comprise the measurement flag;
executing, in response to the first metadata being determined to comprise the measurement flag, an initialization component associated with the video player;
initializing, by the initialization component, a measurement component associated with the video player; and
measuring, by the measurement component, visibility information associated with the first video content but not with the second video content, when the first and second video content are played.

US Pat. No. 10,397,587

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:an obtaining unit configured to obtain image data of a first data format, wherein the image data of the first data format comprises a plurality of pixel data each having a value of a single color component among a predetermined plurality of color components, and wherein the plurality of pixel data in the image data of the first data format being arranged according to a predetermined pixel arrangement;
a first conversion unit configured to convert the image data of the first data format that was obtained by the obtaining unit to a second data format, and output the image data of the second data format, wherein the image data of the second data format comprises a plurality of pixel data each having values of the plurality of color components;
a resizing unit configured to reduce the number of pixel data of the image data of the second data format that was output from the first conversion unit, and output reduced image data of the second data format; and
a second conversion unit configured to convert the reduced image data of the second format to the first data format, and output the converted image data as the reduced image data of the first data format.

US Pat. No. 10,397,586

CHROMA RESHAPING

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method to reshape a high-dynamic range video signal, the method comprising:obtaining a first video signal representing the high-dynamic range video signal in a first color format comprising a first chroma component;
analyzing, by a processor, a first set of statistical parameters of said first video signal;
determining, by the processor, based on the first set of statistical parameters whether the first video signal is a reference signal by comparing at least one of the first set of statistical parameters to a corresponding predetermined threshold value;
transforming, by the processor, the first video signal to a second video signal in a second color format based on the determining, wherein the transforming transforms the first video signal to have a reference color format if the first video signal was determined to not be a reference signal and transforms the first video signal to have a non-reference color format if the first video signal was determined to be a reference signal;
if the first video signal is determined to be a reference signal, applying, by the processor, a chroma reshaping function to the second chroma component of the second video signal to generate a reshaped chroma component and if the first video signal is determined to not be a reference signal, applying, by the processor, a chroma reshaping function to the first chroma component of the first video signal to generate a reshaped chroma component, wherein the chroma reshaping function maps pixel values of the second chroma component of the second color format to pixel values of the first chroma component of the first color format, wherein at least one parameter of the chroma reshaping function is determined by fitting the chroma reshaping function to pixel values (vji) of the second chroma component of the second video signal and corresponding pixel values (sji) of the first chroma component of the first video signal;
generating, by the processor, a third video signal comprising the reshaped chroma component.

US Pat. No. 10,397,567

MOTION VECTOR CODING APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CODING MOTION VECTOR, MOTION VECTOR DECODING APPARATUS, AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR DECODING MOTION VECTOR

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for determining a predicted motion vector for decoding at least one blocks included in a picture of a video from a bit stream which is hierarchical coded using a plurality of layers, the method comprising:obtaining, for generation of the predicted motion vector in a target block of a current picture on one of a plurality of layers, at least one of
(i) a first motion vector for a block at a position corresponding to the target block to be decoded of a previous picture before the current picture including the target block,
(ii) a second motion vector for a block, at a position corresponding to the target block to be decoded, of a picture in another layer of the plurality of layers, and
(iii) a third motion vector for one of neighboring blocks of the target block to be decoded of the current picture on one of the plurality of layers;
generating a candidate group of motion vectors used for prediction of a motion vector for the target block, the candidate group having the second motion vector and the third motion vector excluding the first motion vector if the second motion vector is in the candidate group, and the candidate group having the first motion vector and the third motion vector if the second motion vector is not in the candidate group;
determining the predicted motion vector from the generated candidate group for the target block in accordance with information about a predicted motion vector for the target block received from a bit stream; and
decoding the target block on the one of the plurality of layers using the determined predicted motion vector,
wherein the generated candidate group has a fixed number of motion vectors for prediction of a motion vector for the target block.

US Pat. No. 10,397,562

4D PLATFORM FOR HOME USE AND 4D SYSTEM FOR HOME USE

FOURREAL CO., LTD., Seou...

1. A home four-dimensional (4D) platform comprising:an outer casing;
a physical feeling effect execution unit disposed in the outer casing;
a support, fixed to an inner bottom surface of the outer casing, for supporting the physical feeling effect execution unit; and
a control unit, electrically connected to the physical feeling effect executing unit, for controlling operation of the physical feeling effect executing unit,
wherein the physical feeling effect executing unit comprises:
a blower unit for blowing wind to a front of the outer casing;
a spray unit for spraying water as mist to a front of the outer casing in sync with each scene of video images; and
a light unit for flickering light to a rear of the outer casing,
wherein the outer casing comprises a track-shaped front side portion, and
wherein a plurality of mist holes for spraying water as mist are formed in a central portion of the front side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,397,558

FORMING SPECTRAL FILTERS

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. Glasses for viewing a 3D stereoscopic image display comprising:a first lens of the glasses, the first lens comprising a first optical filter, wherein the first optical filter transmits light in a first plurality of bands of wavelengths and blocks light in a second plurality of bands of wavelengths separated in frequency from the first plurality;
a second lens of the glasses, the second lens comprising a second optical filter, wherein the second optical filter transmits light in a third plurality of bands of wavelengths and blocks light in a fourth plurality of bands of wavelengths,
wherein the first and third pluralities of bands of wavelengths are complementary, and the first and second lenses have a curvature in at least one of the horizontal or vertical planes such that incident light reaching the eyes of the viewer comes through the first and second lenses at a low angle of incidence, regardless of the direction of said incident light in the horizontal or vertical plane in which the lenses of the glasses are curved, and
wherein each of the first and second optical filters of the lenses of the glasses comprises multiple layers of optical material coated onto a corresponding substrate material having a thickness of between 0.005? and 0.015?.

US Pat. No. 10,397,521

SECURE TELECONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

York Telecom Corporation,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, from a clinician application, a first request, the first request comprising an indication to initiate a teleconference and an indication of a treatment room;
identifying a virtual meeting room for the teleconference;
sending, to the treatment room, an identifier of the virtual meeting room;
receiving, from the treatment room, a second request, the second request comprising an indication to join the teleconference in the virtual meeting room;
joining the treatment room to the teleconference in the virtual meeting room; and
joining the clinician application to the teleconference in the virtual meeting room.

US Pat. No. 10,397,514

PROJECTION APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus for deforming a first image into a second image and generating a third image which contains the second image, the image processing apparatus comprising:a memory unit configured to store coordinate values indicating a position of each of a plurality of grid points after deformation disposed in the second image; and
a determination unit configured to determine whether a pixel of interest in the third image is located in the second image or the pixel of interest in the third image is located outside of the second image, based on the coordinate values stored in the memory unit,
wherein the determination unit further decides a set of grid points after deformation corresponding to the pixel of interest from the plurality of grid points after deformation.

US Pat. No. 10,397,506

IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH UPPER AND LOWER SUBSTRATES

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging device comprising:an upper substrate connected to a power-supply for the upper substrate of a power-supply voltage for the upper substrate, wherein the power-supply voltage for the upper substrate is higher than a power-supply voltage of a power-supply of a circuit of a later stage, the upper substrate including:
a pixel that receives incident light and that generates a signal in response to the received incident light, the pixel including a photodiode, a transfer transistor and a reset transistor; and
an amplification transistor, wherein a gate of the amplification transistor is configured to receive the signal generated by the pixel, wherein a source of the amplification transistor is configured to receive a reference voltage, and wherein a drain of the amplification transistor is connected to a buffer; and
a lower substrate, including:
a latch circuit, wherein the latch circuit stores a signal based on an output of the amplification transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,397,505

AUTOMATED NON-CONFORMING PIXEL MASKING

KROMEK GROUP, PLC, Sedge...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a plurality of communication events associated with a pixel of an imaging device;
identifying a frequency associated with the communication events, wherein the identifying a frequency comprises determining a number of communication events occurring within a predetermined time interval or determining a mean time interval between the communication events;
determining, from a plurality of pixels neighboring the pixel, a frequency range comprising an upper frequency limit and a lower frequency limit;
resolving, from the identified frequency and the determined frequency range, whether the pixel comprises a non-conforming pixel, wherein the resolving comprises updating a score associated with the pixel, and wherein the updating a score comprises increasing the score if the identified frequency is greater than the upper frequency limit and wherein the updating a score comprises decreasing the score if the identified frequency is less than the lower frequency limit; and
masking, if the pixel comprises a non-conforming pixel, subsequent communication events from the non-conforming pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,497

SOLAR INVARIANT IMAGING SYSTEM FOR OBJECT DETECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An object detection system, comprising:an imaging system that:
generates a first image based on incident light captured in a visible spectrum; and
generates a second image based on incident light captured in an infrared spectrum; and
a control system that:
receives a disparity indication associated with object detection, wherein the disparity indication includes information that an object is not detected within the first image and that the object is detected within the second image; and
sends a command to one or more vehicle systems to implement a disparity response based on the disparity indication.

US Pat. No. 10,397,487

SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A signal processing apparatus that processes a video signal, comprising:a signal conversion unit configured to convert a first video signal quantized according to a first characteristic to represent a video image with a relative luminance, into a second video signal quantized according to a second characteristic to represent the video image with an absolute luminance in an output of a display device based on a predetermined conversion correspondence relationship; and
a signal output unit configured to output information representing the conversion correspondence relationship in association with at least one of the first video signal and the second video signal.

US Pat. No. 10,397,469

DYNAMIC IMAGE-BASED ADJUSTMENT OF IMAGE CAPTURE PARAMETERS

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A device comprising::a frame;
a camera mounted on the frame and configured to capture and process image data according to a plurality of image capture parameters;
an input mechanism operable by the user to activate image-capture by the camera; and
a camera controller incorporated in the frame and configured to perform operations comprising:
extracting a plurality of video frames from video content captured by the camera responsive to user engagement with the input mechanism to activate image-capture by the camera;
determining a count of video frames in the plurality of video frames for which an image brightness metric exceeds a predefined brightness threshold; and
in response to identifying that the count of threshold-transgressing video frames exceeds a pre-defined threshold number, performing an automated adjustment action with respect to one or more of the plurality of image capture parameters of the camera, the automated adjustment action comprising automatically modifying the one or more image capture parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,397,439

SERVER SYSTEM TRANSMITTING JOB TO PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SERVER SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A server system which transmits, via a network, a job received via the network to a processing apparatus that executes the job, the server system comprisinga transmission unit configured to transmit, in a case where the job for the processing apparatus is held by a holding unit at the time at which a connection of communication with the processing apparatus has been established, a notification message indicating an occurrence of the job to the processing apparatus through the connection-established communication even in a case where no inquiry associated with the job is made from the processing apparatus through the connection-established communication, wherein
in a case where the job is not held at the time of establishment of the connection, the transmission unit does not transmit the notification message.

US Pat. No. 10,397,436

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND IMAGE PICKUP METHOD OF IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS

Olympus Corportion, Toky...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:a switch configured to output a first signal according to first operation by an operator and output a second signal according to a further second operation following the first operation;
an imager configured to continue to receive the first signal and continuously perform image pickup of a plurality of images until receiving the second signal, as first image pickup and configured to receive the second signal outputted according to the second operation and perform image pickup, as second image pickup, following the first image pickup;
a processor configured to select, out of the plurality of images picked up by the first image pickup, a desired image different from an image immediately after the reception of the second signal among images picked up by the second image pickup and configured to measure a time period or a number of images from the image immediately after the reception of the second signal to the desired image.

US Pat. No. 10,397,434

SCANNER THAT COMBINES IMAGES READ BY FIRST AND SECOND SENSOR ARRAYS, SCAN PROGRAM, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SCAN DATA

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A scanner comprising:a first sensor array and a second sensor array having read regions which are overlapped partially; and
a processor constituting
a combining section configured to combine a first read image read by the first sensor array and a second read image read by the second sensor array,
an acquisition section configured to acquire a degree of relative deviation between the first read image and the second read image in a main scanning direction in a region read by the first sensor array and the second sensor array in an overlapped manner, and
a correction section configured to correct an image based on the degree of the relative deviation acquired by the acquisition section,
wherein the correction section outputs a combined image, whose brightness is made brighter and/or whose sharpness is made higher, in a case where the degree is large than in a case where the degree is small.

US Pat. No. 10,397,418

PROFILE CREATION DEVICE, PROFILE CREATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Seiko Epsom Corporation, ...

1. A profile creation device comprising:a temporary selection unit configured to accept an input of a temporary condition, which is an illumination condition temporarily selected by a user from a plurality of illumination conditions;
a first calculation unit configured to use spectral colorimetric data for a specific patch printed as a specific color to calculate a color value under each of the plurality of illumination conditions;
a second calculation unit configured to calculate, by using the color value calculated by the first calculation unit, a color value indicating an appearance of a printed matter printed to appear as the specific color under the temporary condition in a case where it is assumed that the printed matter is observed under a comparison condition, which is an illumination condition other than the temporary condition;
a display unit configured to display color information indicated by the color value calculated by the second calculation unit;
a permanent selection unit configured to accept an input of an illumination condition permanently selected by the user from the plurality of illumination conditions; and
a creation unit configured to create a profile such that the specific patch is observed as the specific color under the illumination condition permanently selected.

US Pat. No. 10,397,413

METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT A PRINTING OPERATION ON AN INKJET PRINTING MACHINE

Heidelberger Druckmaschin...

1. A method for carrying out a printing operation on an inkjet printing machine including a color space transformation between a target color space and a process color space by using a computer, the method comprising the following steps:calibrating the inkjet printing machine by printing and colorimetrically measuring a process color space test chart suitable for the printing operation in the target color space including printing-operation-related limitations in an amount of applied ink;
using the test chart to generate measured values corresponding to sampling points in a measured target color space;
interpolating between the sampling points to define further sampling points;
carrying out the color space transformation by using the sampling points in the target color space and input values known form the test chart in the process color space corresponding to the sampling points in the target color space;
directly using a physical variable of an ink drop volume for printing-operation-related ink application limitations as well as for the input values in the process color space;
adapting the calibration of the inkjet printing machine based on the ink application limitations and the input values in the process color space; and
carrying out the printing operation based on the adapted calibration.

US Pat. No. 10,397,398

AUTHENTICATION USING DTMF TONES

Pindrop Security, Inc., ...

1. A method for use in a client device, the method comprising:in a registration operation over a data channel:
receiving, by the client device, authentication information from an authentication server via the data channel;
storing, by the client device, the authentication information in a non-volatile memory of the client device;
in an operating mode over only a telephone channel and non-contemporaneous with the registration operation:
detecting, by the client device, a user telephone call action corresponding to a first predetermined telephone number; and
upon detecting the user telephone call action, automatically dialing, by the client device, using dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) signaling, an authentication sequence including:
a second predetermined telephone number for an outgoing telephone call to a first server,
a predetermined delay command, and
a passcode,
wherein the passcode is generated locally by the client device based, at least in part, on the authentication information previously received from the authentication server and stored in the non-volatile memory of the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,391

TWO-WAY PERMISSION-BASED DIRECTORY OF CONTACTS

Ginko LLC, West Bloomfie...

1. A method for creating a directory of contacts, comprising:receiving, from a first user device associated with a first user, a first request to create the directory of contacts, the first request comprising a permission;
creating the directory of contacts;
receiving, from a second user device associated with a second user, a second request to join the directory of contacts;
on a condition that the permission comprises a first indicator that the directory of contacts is private-manual,
sending a notification of the second request to the first user, and
in response to the first user accepting the second request, adding the second user to the directory of contacts; and
on a condition that the permission comprises a second indicator that the directory of contacts is private-auto and the first request comprises a directory joining criterion,
in response to determining that the second user does not meet the directory joining criterion, adding an incoming request to a list of incoming requests of the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,397,356

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A DESTINATION LOCATION FOR TRANSMISSION OF PACKETIZED DATA IN A NETWORK SYSTEM BASED ON AN APPLICATION SERVER ATTRIBUTE

Evertz Microsystems Ltd.,...

1. A system for determining a destination location for transmission of packetized data in one or more network fabrics, the system comprising:at least one port controller coupled to at least one application server, the at least one port controller generating at least one application server attribute for the packetized data received from the corresponding application server, wherein the application server attribute comprises metadata corresponding to a type of content contained in the packetized data;
a network supervisor system; and
a fabric controller uniquely coupled to the network fabric, the fabric controller comprising:
a database for storing mapping information; and
a processor coupled to the database, the processor being configured to:
receive the at least one application server attribute from the port controller;
attempting to generate the destination location based on the at least one application server attribute and the mapping information; and
if the destination location is not generated based on the application server attribute and the mapping information:
transmit a request comprising a network fabric identifier to determine the destination location to a network supervisor system, the network fabric identifier identifying the network fabric associated with the fabric controller;
receive a response comprising the destination location from the network supervisor system; and
update the mapping information to record the destination location based on the response.

US Pat. No. 10,397,355

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-DEVICE CONTINUUM AND SEAMLESS SENSING PLATFORM FOR CONTEXT AWARE ANALYTICS

American University of Be...

1. A multi-device continuum and seamless sensing platform system comprising:a processor; and
memory storing computer readable instructions, a software application that, when executed, cause the system to:
collect sensing data for the user from a plurality of digital devices and continuously over time and space by a sensing application from a plurality of sensors including a wearable sensor, a phone sensor, and a sensor application providing user related data;
store the data for the user from the plurality of digital devices in a centric integrated system including a storage system and a processing system;
align the data for the user in a FactLog table, an Application Log Report, a query joining an Accelerometer record and a Magnetometer record, and a database Schema for an Activity Recognition Model;
synchronize the collected sensing data from the sensing application to an integrated system; and
process the aligned and synchronized sensing data across time by using a time stamp when data is collected from each sensor and space by keeping track of each device in a database represented by the FactLog Table and the database Schema for the Activity Recognition Model,
wherein the database includes data synchronization, a plurality of aggregation queries for joining sensing data in a plurality of time and fact tables represented by the FactLog table, and a trigger for inserting complementary data for a new sensing data point, and automatically keeping track of the plurality of devices and the sensing data a user is using, and installing a plurality of soft applications on the plurality of digital devices to collect digital data and receive data from sensors providing data related to the user in a device data table;
wherein the plurality of digital devices are selected from the group consisting of compute, sensing and personal devices;
a mechanism to synchronize data at different time granularity levels for data coming from different sources with different time stamps in an Application Log Report and the query joining the Accelerometer word and the Magnetometer record, wherein the mechanism provides for data alignment and that is independent of how the data is processed, a database design consisting of the FactLog table and a time granularity table joined with a logging table selected from the group of an action table or a communication table from the FactLog table, to result in an aggregation over space and time for data analysis and analytics; and
the time granularity table is populated through a trigger set on the other tables where every new record gets inserted in the logs tables, the trigger set fires and inserts the new records in the time granularity table consisting of the time stamp of the original record and divided into a respective attribute in the granularity table; and the time granularity table is used in the aggregation queries for data mining and analytics from the query joining the Accelerometer record and the Magnetometer record.

US Pat. No. 10,397,347

GEOLOCATION-BASED ACTIVATION AND DE-ACTIVATION OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FUNCTIONALITIES IN THE CLOUD

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a managing computer, that a geolocation of a computer resource has changed from an initial geolocation to a first geolocation within a cloud computing environment, wherein the first geolocation of the computer resource is determined by the managing computer based on location readings provided by a geolocation sensor;
in response to detecting that the geolocation of the computer resource has changed from the initial geolocation to the first geolocation within the cloud computing environment, retrieving, by the managing computer, a first set of geolocation based resource policies for the first geolocation within the cloud computing environment, wherein the computer resource, when located in the initial geolocation, is controlled by an initial set of geolocation based resource policies that is different from the first set of geolocation based resource policies;
applying, by the managing computer, a selected set of one or more geolocation based resource policies from the first set of geolocation based resource policies to alter the computer resource while in the first geolocation within the cloud computing environment;
determining, by the managing computer, that the geolocation sensor is a fake geolocation sensor that is not registered with the managing computer; and
in response to determining that the geolocation sensor is a fake geolocation sensor that is not registered with the managing computer, blocking, by the managing computer, access to the computer resource by a requesting entity.

US Pat. No. 10,397,318

AUTOMATED INFORMATION LOGGING AND VIEWING SYSTEM FOR HYDROCARBON RECOVERY OPERATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for automated message logging, comprising:receiving a request to register a first client running a first message generating client instance to a server, Wherein the first message generating client instance provides an interface through which one or more messages are generated that related to a hydrocarbon recovery operation;
identifying a user of the first client;
limiting broadcasts to the first client based, at least in part, the registration;
receiving a message from first client in communication with server;
placing the received message in a first queue at the server;
determining availability of a working thread of one or more devoted processing resources;
retrieving the message from the first queue based on the availability determination of the working thread;
processing the received message at the server;
placing the processed received message in a second queue for broadcast to a second client in communication with the server, wherein the second client runs a first message receiving client instance, and wherein the first message receiving client instance allows viewing of the received message;
broadcasting the processed received message to the second client; and
placing the processed received message in a third queue for persistent storage.

US Pat. No. 10,397,270

DYNAMIC SESSION RATE LIMITER

A10 Networks, Inc., San ...

1. A system for dynamically limiting new sessions, the system comprising:a processor configured to initiate a dynamic session rate limiter based on predetermined criteria;
the dynamic session rate limiter configured to:
dynamically ascertain a remaining session table capacity; and
dynamically limit acceptance of session requests for new sessions according to a function selected to negatively correlate a number of the new sessions and a number of sessions allowed to be established at a current time in accordance with the remaining session table capacity; and
a storage node configured to:
maintain a session table; and
store the remaining session table capacity associated with the session table.

US Pat. No. 10,397,262

DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF DETECTING OVERLAY MALWARE

BIOCATCH LTD., Tel Aviv ...

1. A method comprising:automatically detecting that an overlay malware module is active on an electronic device having a touch-screen,
wherein the overlay malware module generates a malicious always-on-top masking layer that covers at least a portion of a content displayed by a victim application running on said electronic device;
wherein the detecting comprises:(a) generating a protective always-on-top layer which is transparent and non-visible to a human user;(b) automatically generating a non-human touch-event in a particular on-screen location of said touch-screen;(c) detecting whether or not said non-human touch-event was actually received at said protective always-on-top layer within M milliseconds of performing step (b);(d) if the detecting of step (c) indicates that said non-human touch-event was not received at said protective always-on-top layer within M milliseconds of performing step (b), then determining that said overlay malware module is active on the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,254

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MONITORING NETWORK

AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-...

1. A method for monitoring a network, the method comprising:a first packet detouring process of, with respect to a first packet transmitted to a monitoring target apparatus from a higher network apparatus, converting, by a first server, the first packet transmitted from the higher network apparatus to the monitoring target apparatus into a predetermined communication protocol and transmitting the converted first packet to a first client through a first communication connection, the first communication connection being a communication connection between the first server and the first client connected to the network, inversely converting, by the first client, the converted first packet into the protocol used in the network to acquire the first packet and transmitting the acquired first packet to a second client through the network, converting, by the second client, the received first packet into the predetermined communication protocol and transmitting the converted first packet to a second server through a second communication connection, and inversely converting, by the second server, the received converted first packet to acquire the first packet and transmitting the acquired first packet to a lower network apparatus; and
a second packet detouring process of, with respect to a second packet transmitted to the monitoring target apparatus from the lower network apparatus, converting, by the second server connected to the network, the second packet to the predetermined communication protocol and transmitting the converted second packet to the higher network apparatus by detouring a path on which the second packet is transmitted to the higher network apparatus through the monitoring target apparatus by using the second communication connection distinguished from the network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,211

SPLIT AUTHENTICATION NETWORK SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Aerohive Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving one or more packets wirelessly transmitted from a user device through a wireless access point to access a trusted network;
determining a type of an extensible authorization protocol (EAP) associated with the user device based on the one or more packets;
upon determining that the type of EAP associated with the user device is a first EAP, routing the one or more packets to a first authentication server provided in the trusted network and associated with the first EAP, for authentication of the user device according to the first EAP;
upon determining that the type of EAP associated with the user device is a second EAP different from the first EAP, routing the one or more packets to a second authentication server provided in the trusted network and associated with the second EAP, for authentication of the user device according to the second EAP;
wherein the first EAP involves a server certificate and does not involve a self-signed user certificate for authentication, and the second EAP involves a server certificate and a self-signed user certificate for authentication.

US Pat. No. 10,397,103

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH ROUTING TABLES

Solarflare Communications...

1. A data processing system comprising:one or more physical memories; and
one or more physical processors configured to provide:
an operating system that stores at least one first network routing table each comprising one or more entries, each entry indicating at least part of a route over a network to a respective destination, wherein the at least one first network routing table is maintained in a kernel of the operating system;
a transmission support function at a user level configured to maintain a copy of at least part of the at least one first network routing table;
a network data transmission function arranged to transmit data by accessing the copy, of the at least part of the at least one first network routing table, maintained at the user level and without accessing the at least one first network routing table in the kernel; and
an application configured to provide an indication of a destination of a packet to the network data transmission function and the network data transmission function configured to obtain an address of the destination from the copy of the at least part of the at least one first network routing table.

US Pat. No. 10,397,081

DISTRIBUTED REAL-TIME COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORCING FAIL-SILENT BEHAVIOR OF A DISTRIBUTED REAL-TIME COMPUTER SYSTEM

TTTech Auto AG, Vienna (...

1. A method for forcing fail-silent behavior of a periodically functioning distributed real-time computer system, which can be connected with one or more sensor(s) (101, 102, 103), the real-time computer system comprises at least two redundant NSCFCUs (non-self-checking fault-containment units), the method comprising:making available a global time by the distributed real-time computer system, which global time establishes a beginning of a frame;
supplying the at least two redundant NSCFCUs (110, 111) with the same input data by the sensor(s) at the beginning of the frame;
calculating by each of the at least two redundant NSCFCUs a result by a deterministic algorithm from the input data by the sensor(s);
packing the result into a CSDP (closed signed data packet) with an end-to-end signature;
transmitting the CSDPs of the at least two redundant NSCFCUs (110, 111) to an SCFCU (self-checking fault-containment unit) (130) at a tick of the global time that has been established a priori; and
checking by the SCFCU (130) whether bit patterns of the received CSDPs are identical, and, if a disparity of the bit patterns is found, preventing further transmission of the CSDPs in which the disparity was found.

US Pat. No. 10,397,079

VIDEO DELIVERY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR EMBMS

Netscout Systems, Inc., ...

1. A system for evaluating quality of video delivered over a telecommunications network, the system comprising:one or more monitoring probes coupled to one or more network interfaces providing direct communication between two or more networked devices, the monitoring probes configured to capture video data from the network interfaces; and
a processor adapted to analyze the video data captured by the monitoring probes, the processor operatively configured to:
determine a number of lost data packets within the captured video data;
determine probability of unrecoverable losses that cannot be decoded within the captured video data based on the determined number of lost data packets wherein the captured video data comprises one or more Forward Error Correction (FEC) encoded video files and wherein the captured video data comprises one or more DASH formatted content segments;
monitor links between a media server and a Broadcast Multicast Service Center (BMSC) and determine missing HTTP video data segments due to failure in DASH segmentation; and
calculate a video quality index value based on the determined probability of unrecoverable losses.

US Pat. No. 10,396,991

CONTROLLING VERIFICATION OF KEY-VALUE STORES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A client system comprising:at least one hardware device processor; and
a memory storing a client secure key value, and storing executable instructions that, when executed, cause the at least one hardware device processor to:
control deferred verification of the integrity of data operations over a set of data that is hosted at a server having an untrusted module and a trusted module having secure hardware, the deferred verification being controlled by:
generating a request for at least one data operation on the set of data, the request including an authentication portion generated using the client secure key value;
sending the request from the client system to the server; and
receiving, by the client system from the server, a response to the request, the response including cryptographic verification information attesting to the integrity of the at least one data operation with respect to multiple prior data operations on the set of data, the response including results from deferred verification generated by the secure hardware of the trusted module of the server,
wherein the deferred verification by the secure hardware involves separate verification of multiple verification epochs, and at least one of the verification epochs includes two or more operations that are concurrently verified by the secure hardware of the trusted module.

US Pat. No. 10,396,971

ONE-WAY PACKET DELAY MEASUREMENT

RAD DATA COMMUNICATION LT...

1. A method for measuring one-way delays in a communications network, the method comprising:maintaining, at a third node having a reference clock, a first virtual clock state emulating a first node clock located at a first node and a second virtual clock state emulating a second node clock located at a second node;
registering a timeset comprising transmission and reception times at the first node and the second node, respectively, for each packet of a plurality of packets that are transmitted from the first node to the second node and reflected from the second node back to the first node;
converting times in the timeset, responsive to the first and/or second virtual clocks, into times in accordance with the reference clock;
calculating, for each packet of the plurality of packets, a forward one-way delay (FOWD) from the first node to the second node and a reverse one-way delay (ROWD) from the second node to the first node, responsive to the converted timeset.

US Pat. No. 10,396,959

SIGNALING BEAMFORMING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CONTROL AND DATA CHANNELS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a transmitting entity, comprising:signaling, to a receiving entity, information regarding a relationship between data and control reference signals associated with beams used for data and control transmissions to the receiving entity, wherein the information indicates quasi co-location (QCL) assumptions between the data and control reference signals, wherein the QCL assumptions include spatial information, including a measure of correlation between beam shapes applied in control and data regions, associated with the data and control reference signals; and
sending the data and control transmissions using the beams.

US Pat. No. 10,396,947

POWER CONTROL FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION ON SHARED BANDS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. An apparatus for efficient carrier aggregation comprising:circuitry configured to
identify a primary component carrier corresponding to a primary communication system and at least one secondary component carrier corresponding to at least one secondary communication system;
acquire carrier sensing information corresponding to the at least one secondary component carrier based on component carrier sensing performed on the at least one secondary component carrier, the carrier sensing information indicating a traffic load on the at least one secondary component carrier;
identify a carrier aggregation configuration to be implemented based on the identified primary component carrier and the at least one secondary component carrier, and the carrier sensing information; and
apply the determined carrier aggregation configuration in communication performed on the carrier aggregation configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,396,936

SPATIALLY-DISTRIBUTED MULTI-INPUT INTERFEROMETER RECEIVER FOR 5G BACKHAULING SYSTEMS AND BEYOND

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CANAD...

1. A receiver for receiving a radio frequency (RF) signal that comprises a carrier signal modulated with a baseband symbol, the receiver comprising:a plurality of spatially-distributed antennas to receive the RF signal;
a local reference signal generator configured to generate a local reference signal;
a plurality of power couplers, each power coupler having a first input connected to a respective one of the antennas to receive a respective version of the RF signal, a second input connected to the local reference signal generator to receive the local reference signal, and an output to output a corresponding coupled signal; and
a differentiator circuit connected to the power coupler outputs for determining a power differential between at least one pair of the coupled signals to recover the baseband symbol from the RF signal.

US Pat. No. 10,396,933

BANDWIDTH CODING FOR CHANNEL BONDING ACCESS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

12. A method comprising:sending, via a radio, a first frame, the first frame to include a data portion and a control portion following the data portion, the control portion to include an indication of first bandwidth information, the first bandwidth information comprising an indication of a plurality of channels within a frequency, the control portion comprising a parity portion and a bandwidth indication portion, the control portion comprising a low-density parity-check (LDPC) codeword; and
transmitting an information element, via the radio, during a transmit opportunity (TxOP) established based on the first frame, the TxOP comprising channel bonding based in part on the first bandwidth information.

US Pat. No. 10,396,904

ADAPTIVE RLS DECISION FEEDBACK EQUALIZING SYSTEM AND IMPLEMENTATION METHOD THEREOF

SOUTH CHINA UNIVERSITY OF...

1. An adaptive RLS decision feedback equalizing system, characterized by comprising: an error code cross-correlation module, an equalization module, a decision feedback unit, a coefficient updating unit and an autocorrelation estimation module, wherein a processing result of the error code cross-correlation module is mapping a previous filtering output signal yk into a multiplication result of an error code indication signal ek and an equalizer input signal sequence rk as an indication vector for equalizer parameter adjustment, and a correlation is as follows:Ik=(tan h(?yk)?sk?D)·rk=ekrk,
where subscript k represents a current time, subscript D is a time delay of an equalizer output signal with respect to a sending terminal signal; sk?D is a desired signal in sending terminal pilot signals; ? is a constant factor for controlling a mapping relationship; ek=tan h(?yk)?sk?D is an error code indicator; rk represents an equalizer input signal sequence and is composed of a receiving symbol sequence and a decision feedback symbol sequence together;
the equalization module contains a filter and a coefficient updating unit, the filter performs filtering equalization on a current input signal sequence rk to obtain an output signal yk:
yk=fk?1T?k+bk?1T?k?D=ck?1Trk,
where ck?1 is a filtering coefficient not updated and contains two portions, a feedforward filter fk?1 and a feedback filter bk?1, superscript T represents transposition of a matrix; and the input signal sequence rk is composed of the receiving symbol sequence ?k and the decision feedback symbol sequence ?k?D;
the decision feedback unit directly performs decision according to an equalized output signal yk, a decision result will be used as a feedback input signal of the equalizer, and this is implemented as follows:

where ? ? represents module value computation, a decision process is represented by obtaining a minimum module value result; ?k?D is an output decision result, is estimation of a desired signal sk?D in sending terminal pilot signals and is an input signal that will be used in an equalizer feedback portion;
the coefficient updating unit updates a current filtering coefficient ck?1 to ck according to the equalizer input signal sequence rk and the processing result of the error code cross-correlation module Ik, and this is implemented as follows:

where ? is a step size adjustment constant; w is a forget constant factor; the filtering coefficient ck and the equalizer input signal sequence rk are column vectors; and Pk?1 is an autocorrelation inverse matrix not updated;
the autocorrelation inverse matrix estimation module contains a memory coefficient unit and an autocorrelation inverse matrix register and uses a currently received symbol sequence rk result to update autocorrelation inverse matrix estimation, and updating the autocorrelation inverse matrix estimation is as follows:

where w is a forget constant factor; a receiving signal rk is a column vector; and Pk?1 is an autocorrelation inverse matrix not updated.

US Pat. No. 10,396,871

LAYER MAPPING SUBSET RESTRICTION FOR 5G WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

1. A base station device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a channel state information report from a user equipment device;
determining a ranking of codeword to layer mapping combinations based on the channel state information report, wherein the codeword to layer mapping combinations indicate to which antenna of a multi-antenna transceiver of the user equipment device to map each codeword of a transmission; and
facilitating transmitting, to the user equipment device, bit map data representative of a bit map comprising the ranking, wherein the bit map comprises a group of rankings of codeword to layer mapping combinations for respective transmission ranks of the transmission, wherein the rankings of the group of rankings are in order of respective spectral efficiencies of the codeword to layer mapping combinations of the ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,396,842

CASING FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ADMIRAL TRADING LIMITED, ...

1. A casing for an electronic device, comprising a frame having:a first electrical port arranged to receive a removable solar panel member, and
a power storage module arranged for storing energy for use by the electrical device;
wherein the power storage module is arranged to receive energy from the solar panel member when the solar panel member is connected to the first electrical port, and the solar panel member comprises:
a body having one or more solar panels mounted thereon, and
an electrical connection portion reversibly connectable with the first electrical port.

US Pat. No. 10,396,787

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DYNAMIC STEP SIZE FOR IMPEDANCE CALIBRATION OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a resistance calibration circuit configured to provide an impedance code to set impedance of a driver circuit, the resistance calibration circuit including an adder/subtractor circuit configured to change the impedance code by a first step size responsive to the impedance code being less than a value to adjust the impedance of the driver circuit and further configured to change the impedance code by a second step size responsive to the impedance code greater or equal than the value to adjust the impedance of the driver circuit, wherein the second step size is different from the first step size.

US Pat. No. 10,396,774

INTELLIGENT POWER MODULE OPERABLE TO BE DRIVEN BY NEGATIVE GATE VOLTAGE

Hestia Power Inc., Hsinc...

1. An intelligent power component module operable to be driven by a negative gate voltage, comprising:an upper bridge circuit, comprising a first driving unit and a first wide bandgap semiconductor power unit electrically connected to the first driving unit, the first wide bandgap semiconductor power unit having a first drain terminal, a first gate terminal and a first source terminal;
a lower bridge circuit, comprising a second driving unit and a second wide bandgap semiconductor power unit electrically connected to the second driving unit, the second wide bandgap semiconductor power unit having a second drain terminal electrically connected to the first source terminal of the first wide bandgap semiconductor power unit, a second gate terminal and a second source terminal;
a first adjustment unit, comprising a first resistor electrically connected to the first driving unit and a first Zener diode electrically connected to the first resistor, the first Zener diode electrically connected to a first output node between the first source terminal of the first wide bandgap semiconductor unit and the second drain terminal of the second wide bandgap semiconductor power unit, and a first high side of the first driving unit; and
a second adjustment unit, comprising a second resistor electrically connected to the second driving unit and a second Zener diode, the second Zener diode electrically connected to the second source terminal of the second wide bandgap semiconductor power unit and a first low side of the second driving unit;
wherein, voltage levels of the first driving unit and the second driving unit are provided with respective shift voltages by the first adjustment unit and the second adjustment unit and are adjusted, such that the first wide bandgap semiconductor power unit and the second wide bandgap semiconductor power unit, in a driven state, is each provided with a driving voltage level alternating between a positive voltage and a negative voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,396,773

CIRCUIT AND A METHOD FOR DRIVING ELECTRICAL LOADS

EGGTRONIC ENGINEERING S.R...

1. An electrical circuit (100), comprising at least:an electric load to be driven (105)
a generator (110) of an electric current waveform, and
a passive filter (150) connected in input to the generator (110) and in output to the electric load (105) to be driven, wherein the passive filter (150) is tuned for generating an electric current waveform resulting from a conditioning of one or more harmonics of the electric current waveforms in input,
wherein the load (105) to be driven comprises a drive terminal of an active switch, and
wherein the passive filter (150) is a resonant reactive filter comprising inductors and capacitors,
characterized in that the passive filter (150) is tuned for amplifying the first harmonic of the electric current waveform with a multiplication factor, completely or nearly completely damping the second harmonic, and amplifying the third harmonic with an amplification factor equal to one third of the multiplication factor of the first harmonic,
wherein the generator (110) of the current waveform comprises:
a generator (115) of direct electric current,
a switching circuit (125) able to convert the direct electric current into an electric current waveform,
wherein the switching circuit (125) comprises at least:
an active switch (135)
a driver (140) for generating an electrical driver signal able to switch the active switch (135) on and off,
wherein the switching circuit (125) comprises an inductance (130) connected in series between the generator (115) of direct electric current and the active switch (135), the passive filter (150) having an input terminal connected with an electrical node interposed between the inductance (130) and the active switch (135), and
wherein the passive filter (150) comprises a plurality of electrical modules (195) including at least a first electrical module and a second electrical module, wherein the first electrical module comprises at least:
a first electric branch (200) branching from the input terminal,
a second electric branch (205) connecting an output terminal of the first electric branch (200) with a reference potential,
a capacitance (225) comprised in the second electric branch (205),
an inductance (215) comprised in the first electric branch (200), and
an inductance (230) comprised in the second electric branch (205), and wherein the second electrical module comprises at least:
a first electric branch (200) connected to the output terminal of the first electric branch (200) of the first electrical module,
a second electric branch (205) connecting an output terminal of the first electric branch (200) of the second electrical module with a reference potential,
a capacitance (225) comprised in the second electric branch (205) of the second electrical module, and
an inductance (215) comprised in the first electric branch (200) of the second electric module, and
an inductance (230) comprised in the second electric branch (205) of the second electric module.

US Pat. No. 10,396,740

MICROPHONE DRIVING DEVICE AND DIGITAL MICROPHONE INCLUDING THE SAME

1. A microphone driving device comprising:an analog amplification unit configured to amplify an acoustic signal to an amplified voltage signal based on a first gain control signal or a second gain control signal;
an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert the amplified voltage signal to a digital signal;
an amplifier configured to amplify the digital signal to an amplified digital signal based on the first gain control signal or the second gain control signal; and
a gain controller configured to generate the first gain control signal when a magnitude of the acoustic signal is in a first range and the second gain control signal when the magnitude of the acoustic signal is in a second range less than the first range,
wherein the analog amplification unit comprises:
a voltage-to-current converter configured to convert the acoustic signal to an output current signal; and
a current-to-voltage converter configured to convert the output current signal to the amplified voltage signal,
wherein when the analog amplification unit and the amplifier receive the first gain control signal, the analog amplification unit amplifies the acoustic signal based on a first analog amplification gain and the amplifier amplifies the digital signal based on a first digital amplification gain,
wherein when the analog amplification unit and the amplifier receive the second gain control signal, the analog amplification unit amplifies the acoustic signal based on a second analog amplification gain and the amplifier amplifies the digital signal based on a second digital amplification gain, and
wherein the first analog amplification gain is lower than the second analog amplification and the first digital amplification gain is higher than the second digital amplification.

US Pat. No. 10,396,712

TRANSFORMER FEED-BACK QUADRATURE VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR FOR CORRECTING DYNAMIC PHASE ERROR AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS USING THE SAME

NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTI...

1. A transformer feed-back quadrature voltage controlled oscillator (QVCO), comprising:a first VCO;
a second VCO; and
a dynamic phase error correction circuit, having a plurality of coupling capacitors connected between the first and second VCOs, wherein the capacitances of the coupling capacitors are varied according to a digital control signal to correct a phase error of local oscillating (LO) signals of quadrature phases output by the first and second VCOs;wherein the transformer feed-back QCVO is formed by a first half circuit and a second half circuit, wherein each of the first and second half circuit comprises:a first coupling capacitor;
a second coupling capacitor;
an induction inductor;
a NMOS transistor;
a PMOS transistor; and
a frequency tuning circuit, a first end thereof is connected to a first end of the induction inductor, a drain of the PMOS transistor and a gate of the NMOS transistor, and a second end thereof is connected to a second end of the induction inductor, a drain of the NMOS transistor and a gate of the PMOS transistor;wherein the induction inductors of the first and second half circuit form a transformer, a body of the PMOS transistor of the first half circuit is connected to a source of the PMOS transistor of the second half circuit through the first coupling capacitor of the first half circuit, a body of the NMOS transistor of the first half circuit is connected to a source of the NMOS transistor of the second half circuit through the second coupling capacitor of the first half circuit, a body of the PMOS transistor of the second half circuit is connected to a source of the NMOS transistor of the first half circuit through the first coupling capacitor of the second half circuit, a body of the NMOS transistor of the second half circuit is connected to a source of the PMOS transistor of the first half circuit through the second coupling capacitor of the second half circuit, the drains of the PMOS transistors and the NMOS transistors are used to output the LO signals of quadrature phases, and a LO frequency is determined by a frequency tuning voltage applied to the frequency tuning circuit based upon a frequency-voltage curve;wherein the first and second coupling capacitors of the first and second half circuits are the variable coupling capacitors of the dynamic phase error correction circuit, so as to form the dynamic phase error correction circuit, the NMOS transistor, the PMOS transistor and the induction inductor of the first half circuit form the first VCO, and the PMOS transistor and the induction inductor of the second half circuit form the second VCO.

US Pat. No. 10,396,681

MULTILEVEL INVERTERS WITH INCREASED NUMBER OF OUTPUT STEPS

King Abdulaziz University...

1. A power conversion system comprising:a multilevel inverter circuitry configured to
(a) arrange Nsource DC voltage sources in series between a positive terminal of a first one of the Nsource DC voltage source and a negative terminal of a last one of the Nsource DC voltage sources;
(b) connect at least Nsource?1 controlled switching devices to the Nsource DC voltage sources to ensure at least one of the at least Nsource?1 controlled switching devices is connected between any two adjacent DC voltage sources, to form an electrical path between the positive terminal of the first one of the Nsource DC voltage source and the negative terminal of the last one of the Nsource DC voltage source;
(c) connect at least another Nsource?1 controlled switching devices to the Nsource DC voltage sources to ensure at least one controlled switching device is connected between the negative terminal of the last one of the Nsource DC voltage sources and the negative terminal of any one of the other Nsource?1 DC voltage sources;
(d) provide at least another three controlled switching devices wherein at least one of at least another three controlled switching devices is connected between a positive terminal of the first one of the Nsource DC voltage source and a positive terminal of the second one of the NsourceDC voltage source, and at least two of the at least another three controlled switching devices are connected in series across the positive terminal and negative terminal of the first one of the Nsource DC voltage source; and
(e) connect an H-bridge circuit comprising at least four controlled switching devices between a negative terminal of the last DC voltage source and any common terminal of the controlled switching devices connected in series across the positive terminal and the negative terminal of the first of the at least Nsource?1 DC voltage source, to drive a current in both positive and negative directions to a load,
wherein a voltage levels provided by the others Nsource?1 DC voltage sources is twice a voltage level provided by the first one of the Nsource DC voltage sources, and
wherein a total number of a voltage levels Nstep provided by the Nsource DC voltage sources is determined according to Nstep=4Nsource?1.

US Pat. No. 10,396,669

POWER CONVERTER MEASURING THE AVERAGE RECTIFIED PRIMARY CURRENT

Russell Jacques, Hertfor...

1. A method of controlling a resonant power converter having a transformer, the transformer having a primary input winding and a secondary output winding, the method comprising:measuring the average full wave rectified alternating current through a resistor coupled in series with the primary input winding, using an active rectifier to full-wave rectify the voltage across the resistor;
comparing the measured average full wave rectified current to a reference level; and
controlling the switching frequency of the resonant power converter based on the difference between the average current and the reference level.

US Pat. No. 10,396,668

POWER CONVERTER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power converter comprising:power conversion circuits connected in parallel; and
a cutoff switch provided in each of the power conversion circuits, the cutoff switch configured to cut off connection of corresponding one of the power conversion circuits from other power conversion circuit,
wherein the cutoff switches of the power conversion circuits are housed in a first module.

US Pat. No. 10,396,622

ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATOR AND ACTIVE VIBRATION-DAMPING DEVICE

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. An electromagnetic actuator comprising:an outer tubular member;
an inner axial member;
an elastic member connecting the outer tubular member and the inner axial member;
a coil member attached to the outer tubular member, the coil member generating an electromagnetic force through energization thereto;
a magnet member attached to the inner axial member, the magnet member being subjected to the electromagnetic force so as to exert a driving force in an axial direction of the inner axial member between the inner axial member and the outer tubular member;
a first support section provided at the outer tubular member, the first support section including a first axial support face and a second axial support face which are spaced apart from each other in the axial direction, and the coil member is clamped by the first axial support face and the second axial support face in the axial direction so as to securely support the coil member;
an annular member formed of a synthetic resin being housed within the outer tubular member, the annular member including a power feed terminal to the coil member; and
a second support section provided at the outer tubular member, the second support section including a third axial support face and a fourth axial support face which are spaced apart from each other in the axial direction, and the annular member is clamped by the third axial support face and the fourth axial support face in the axial direction so as to securely support the annular member, wherein
the second support section is positioned on an outer peripheral side of the first support section so that the second support section is provided in such a parallel structure that a clamping force by the first support section is not exerted on the second support section.

US Pat. No. 10,396,581

MANAGING PEAK POWER CONSUMPTION FOR DISTRIBUTED ASSETS USING BATTERY CHARGING SCHEDULES

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a battery charging schedule for multiple distributed assets within a hierarchy, the method comprising steps of:segmenting the multiple distributed assets into two or more groups based on (i) energy demand behavior attributed to each of the assets and (ii) one or more user-level constraints, wherein each of the assets is associated with one or more users at a user-level of the hierarchy, and wherein each of the users is associated with one or more organizations at an organization-level of the hierarchy;
determining one or more group-level constraints for each of the two or more groups based on correlating the energy demand behavior across the users of the two or more groups, wherein said correlating comprises performing a multi-variate time series analysis of the energy demand behavior across the users of the two or more groups to identify one or more cross correlations across the user energy demands of the two or more groups;
generating a distinct battery charging schedule for each of the two or more groups based on (i) the one or more determined group-level constraints, (ii) one or more user-level objectives and (iii) one or more organization-level objectives;
outputting the generated battery charging schedule to (i) each of the multiple distributed assets within the hierarchy and (ii) a grid services component associated with a grid;
managing the multiple distributed assets within the hierarchy in accordance with the generated battery charging schedule; and
providing the grid services component access to the battery of each of the multiple distributed assets within the hierarchy, in accordance with the generated battery charging schedule of each of the multiple distributed assets, to manage load balance across the grid;
wherein the steps are carried out by at least one computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,396,580

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTELLIGENT BATTERY CONTROL

1. A power controller for receiving source power from a power source, the power controller comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
determining when to provide the source power to a battery or a power buffer for charging the battery or for charging the power buffer, the battery having a first set of charging cycles and the power buffer having a second set of charging cycles, the second set of charging cycles being greater than the first set of charging cycles; and
determining when to output power from the battery or output power from the power buffer for powering a power consuming body by predicting a likelihood of whether the power source will be substantially continuous or substantially intermittent, and based on the likelihood predicted of whether the power source will be substantially continuous or substantially intermittent and a type of the power source, determining when to provide the source power to the battery or the power buffer for charging the battery or for charging the power buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,577

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SENSING FUNCTION

POWERTECH INDUSTRIAL CO.,...

1. An electric apparatus with environmental sensing function, comprising:an electronic device; and
a power cable including a plug and a cable, the cable being connected between the electronic device and the plug, wherein the plug has a sensor module and at least two power pins, and the cable has at least an alternating current power cable and a direct current transmission cable, wherein the alternating current power cable is connected to the two power pins, a portion of the direct current transmission cable is exposed out of the plug, and the direct current transmission cable is directly connected to the sensor module and the electronic device;
wherein the power cable transmits an alternating current to the electronic device through the alternating current power cable, and the electronic device executes a control command according to a sensing signal obtained by the sensor module through the direct current transmission cable.

US Pat. No. 10,396,567

WIRELESS ELECTRIC FIELD POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, METHOD, TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER THEREFOR

SOLACE POWER INC., Mount...

1. A wireless power transfer system comprising:a transmitter comprising a transmit electrode set configured to transfer power via resonant electric field coupling; and
a receiver comprising a receive electrode set configured to extract the transferred power via resonant electric field coupling,
wherein the electrodes of at least one of the transmit and/or receive electrode sets are concentric, and
wherein at least one of the electrodes of the transmit and/or receive electrode sets are azimuthally asymmetric.

US Pat. No. 10,396,558

SURGE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM FOR MEDIUM AND HIGH VOLTAGE

Asator Global Technologie...

1. A surge suppression system of a power distribution system of a power grid which provides power to low-voltage power consumers, comprising:at least one three phase system transformer of said power distribution system having a primary side which receives three phase power from a power source through first, second, and third power distribution lines, which each transmit a respective phase of said three phase power, and a secondary side, which supplies three phase power downstream through fourth, fifth, and sixth power distribution lines which each transmit a respective one of said phases of said three phase power, said primary and secondary sides including respective primary and secondary side coils to transform said three phase power from a first voltage on said primary side to a second voltage on said secondary side different from said first voltage, said system transformer stepping said first voltage up to or stepping said first voltage down from one of a medium voltage or a high voltage; and
at least one suppressor unit which is shunt-connected to said fourth, fifth, and sixth power distribution lines on and in immediate physical proximity to said secondary side of said system transformer between said system transformer and another three phase system transformer, said surge suppressor unit comprising first, second, and third transformer banks which correct voltage surges due to an electromagnetic pulse (“EMP”) or geomagnetic disturbance (“GMD”) whose voltage and/or current exceed normal operating levels by at least ten times, said first, second, and third transformer banks including respective first, second, and third primary coils which connect to and receive the respective phase of three phase power carried by said fourth, fifth, and sixth power distribution lines at said second voltage, said first, second, and third transformer banks also including respective first, second, and third secondary coils which connect in series together and have a resistor connected in series therewith to harmlessly drain energy from a surge due to an EMP or GMD whose voltage and/or current exceed normal operating levels by at least ten times, wherein said transformer banks transform said three phase power at said second voltage to three phase power at a third voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,396,556

120VAC TO 240VAC POWER CONVERTER, ADAPTER AND METHODS OF USE

Q Factory 33 LLC, Encini...

1. An electrical power adapter configured to combine two electrical inputs to produce an electrical output at a voltage substantially equal to a sum of voltages of the two electrical inputs, the adapter comprising:a first normally open relay operably connected to a first electrical input and comprising a coil of the first normally open relay and two contacts of the first normally open relay, and the two contacts of the first normally open relay closing only when the coil of the first normally open relay is energized at a first voltage from the first electrical input provided at a first phase;
a second normally open relay operably connected to a second electrical input and comprising a coil of the second normally open relay and two contacts of the second normally open relay, and the two contacts of the second normally open relay closing only when the coil of the second normally open relay is energized at a second voltage from the second electrical input provided at a second phase; and
a third normally open relay operably connected to both the first and second normally open relays and comprising a coil of the third normally open relay and four contacts of the third normally open relay, and the four contacts of the third normally open relay closing when the coil of the third normally open relay is energized at a third voltage, the third voltage being the sum of the first voltage and the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,396,553

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF MULTIPLE VOLTAGE REGULATORS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

12. A power management unit, comprising:a digital control circuit operative to generate first and second voltage values that gradually ramp between selected Operating Performance Points (OPP), each OPP specifying values for the first and second voltage values, in response to OPP selections communicated to the power management unit; and
first and second voltage regulators operative to convert the first and second voltage values to first and second supply voltage signals having corresponding voltage levels;
wherein the digital control circuit comprises
a plurality of registers storing at least one trigger point value, the at least one trigger point value dividing a permissible range of values of the first voltage into two or more zones; and
a regulator control circuit operative to generate the first and second voltage values according to OPP target values read from the plurality of registers, whereby the second voltage value is constrained, both in a voltage value and in a difference between the second voltage value and the first voltage value, constraints being unique to each zone.

US Pat. No. 10,396,536

TOOL USED FOR CONNECTING BUSBARS

1. A tool used for connecting busbars, said tool comprising an electric motor driving unit (15) and an electric control unit connected with an electrical power input; characterized in thatsaid tool further comprising a stationary portion (1) removably connected to a first busbar, a movable portion (2) removably connected to a second busbar and a loading portion (3) for clamping connecting rods, said connecting rod configured to mount to a pre-hole of a connecting surface of said first busbar and said second busbar, said first and second busbars being connected by said connecting rod;
said movable portion (2) being movably connected to a first and second stationary shaft (11,12) of said stationary portion (1), said movable portion (2) being connected to a movable shaft (13) by a screw pair, said movable portion (2) being fixedly connected to said electric motor driving unit (15) of said stationary portion (1), said movable shaft (13) being driven to rotate around its axis by said electric motor driving unit (15), said loading portion (3) being movably connected to said second stationary shaft (12) of said stationary portion (1) and sliding between a body of said stationary portion (1) and a body of said movable portion (2), said loading portion (3) rotating around said second stationary shaft (12).

US Pat. No. 10,396,529

VCSELS HAVING MODE CONTROL AND DEVICE COUPLING

Finisar Corporation, Sun...

1. A vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) comprising:an active region configured to emit light;
a blocking region over or under the active region, the blocking region defining a plurality of channels therein;
a plurality of conductive channel cores in the plurality of channels of the blocking region, wherein the plurality of conductive channel cores and blocking region form an isolation region;
a photodetector;
a waveguide extending between and optically coupling the active region and the photodetector;
a top electrical contact; and
a bottom electrical contact electrically coupled with the top electrical contact through the active region and plurality of conductive channel cores,
wherein the plurality of conductive channel cores are located between and electrically coupled with the top electrical contact and bottom electrical contact, and optically coupled so as to form a common light emitter that emits light from the plurality of conductive channel cores.

US Pat. No. 10,396,525

LASER FAULT TOLERANCE AND SELF-CALIBRATION SYSTEM

NLIGHT, INC., Vancouver,...

1. A method, comprising:detecting, at a computing device, a failed laser diode element or a failed laser pump in a laser diode system including a plurality of laser diode elements arranged in a plurality of laser pumps;
receiving, using the computing device, an encoded key after the detecting;
disabling, using the computing device, the failed laser diode element or the failed laser pump in the laser diode system based at least in part on the encoded key; and
recalibrating, using the computing device, the laser diode system after disabling the failed laser diode element or the failed laser pump,
wherein the failed laser diode element or failed laser pump comprises a first laser diode element or a first laser pump and the other laser diode element(s) or laser pump(s) comprise second laser diode element(s) or second laser pump(s), and wherein the recalibrated laser diode system is configured to generate a power output signal using only the second laser diode element(s) and the second laser pump(s).

US Pat. No. 10,396,524

HIGH POWER OPTICAL FIBER LASER COMBINER

NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTI...

1. A high power optical fiber laser combiner, comprising:a plurality of input port fibers;
an output port fiber including a cladding and a propagating layer, the cladding being used to clad the propagating layer, and the cladding including a micro-nano periodic grating structure on a surface thereof for removing a residual power in the cladding by using the diffraction principle of the grating;
a bundling portion for bundling the input port fibers, and the input port fibers spliced to the output port fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,396,523

SUPPRESSION OF POLARIZATION MODULATION INSTABILITY IN HIGH POWER FIBER AMPLIFIER SYSTEMS

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A fiber laser amplifier system comprising:a master oscillator generating a seed beam;
at least one polarization modulator responsive to the seed beam and controlling the polarization of the seed beam;
at least one fiber amplifier responsive to the polarization controlled seed beam and amplifying the seed beam;
a weakly polarization maintaining (PM) delivery fiber coupled to the at least one fiber amplifier and delivering the amplified beam to a delivery location, said delivery fiber having a fast axis and a slow axis;
a beam sampler responsive to the amplified beam at or near the delivery location and generating a sample beam;
a polarization analyzer responsive to the sample beam and being oriented to transmit light polarized along the slow axis of the delivery fiber;
a detector responsive to the sample beam after it has passed through the polarization analyzer, said detector converting the sample beam to an electrical signal that provides an indication of the power of the sample beam; and
a polarization controller responsive to the electrical signal from the detector, said polarization controller controlling the polarization modulator so as to cause the polarization modulator to orient the polarization of the seed beam so that it aligns with the slow axis of the delivery fiber so that nonlinear birefringence that occurs in the delivery fiber as a result of propagation of the seed beam is combined with a natural birefringence of the delivery fiber that acts to increase the index of refraction of the delivery fiber along the slow axis so as to suppress polarization modulation instability in the delivery fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,396,521

LASER

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A semiconductor laser, comprising:a traveling wave laser cavity;
an active section coupled to a waveguide, the active section comprising a forward biased laser gain medium region and a saturatable absorber comprising a reverse biased laser gain medium region; wherein the forward biased laser gain medium region is between 5 and 20 times longer than the reverse biased laser gain medium region;
a laser output from the active section coupled to the waveguide;
a pulse stretcher embedded m the traveling wave laser cavity; and
a pulse compressor embedded in the traveling wave laser cavity;
wherein, the traveling, wave laser cavity has a direction of propagation the pulse stretcher is coupled to the waveguide after the laser output and before the active section, in the direction of propagation; and the pulse compressor is coupled to the waveguide after the active section and before the laser output, in the direction of propagation.

US Pat. No. 10,396,510

COAXIAL CONNECTOR WITH COMPENSATOR

1. A coaxial connector (1) for electrically interconnecting a coaxial cable (300) with a circuit board (50), the coaxial connector (1) comprising a connector front end (2) connectable with a circuit board (50) and a connector rear end (3) connectable with the coaxial cable (300), the coaxial connector (1) comprising:a. an outer conductor arrangement (200) connectable with an outer conductor (320) of the coaxial cable (300) at the connector rear end (3), having
i. a compensator means (220) arranged at the connector front end (2) comprising
1. at least one cup spring (230) including a contacting zone (231) configured to contact a contact face (53) of the circuit board (50) to establish an electrical interconnection between the outer conductor arrangement (200) and the contact face (53) and
2. the cup spring (230) including a center aperture (232) that is at least partially encircled by the contacting zone (231); and
b. an inner conductor arrangement (100) connectable with an inner conductor (310) of the coaxial cable (300) at the connector rear end (3), having
i. a contacting tip (111) configured to contact a contacting point (52) of the circuit board (50) via the center aperture (232) of the compensator means (230) to establish an electrical contact between the inner conductor (100) and the contacting point (52).

US Pat. No. 10,396,501

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED SHIELDING PLATE

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a terminal seat loaded with a plurality of terminals and a shielding plate;
the terminal seat comprising a base and a mating tongue extending from the base, the mating tongue defining two opposite mating surfaces, a confronting surface and two opposite sides connecting with the mating surfaces and the confronting surface;
the terminals comprising contacting sections exposing upon the mating surfaces and leg sections out of the base;
wherein the shielding plate comprises a main sheet disposed between the mating surfaces and extending substantially fully the mating tongue and two thickening sections, the two thickening sections enclosing the two opposite sides of the mating tongue and each provides a side latch at an outer side face thereof, a thickness defines two opposite first surfaces connecting with the outer side face thereof, the first surfaces of the thickening sections complete the mating surfaces of the mating tongue; wherein
each of said two thickening sections is in a form of solid configuration; wherein
each of the two thickening sections of said shielding plate extends transversely to be located in front of and aligned with an outermost grounding terminal in a front-to-back direction; wherein
said grounding terminal is not exposed upon the mating tongue.

US Pat. No. 10,396,468

ANTENNA HAVING INCREASED SIDE-LOBE SUPPRESSION AND IMPROVED SIDE-LOBE LEVEL

Echodyne Corp, Bellevue,...

1. An antenna, comprising:a first transmission line configured to guide a first guided signal such that the first guided signal has a characteristic of a first value;
first antenna elements each disposed adjacent to the first transmission line and each configured to radiate a respective first transmit signal in response to the first guided signal and in response to a respective first control signal;
a second transmission line configured to guide a second guided signal such that the second guided signal has the characteristic of a second value that is different than the first value; and
second antenna elements each disposed adjacent to the second transmission line and each configured to radiate a respective second transmit signal in response to the second guided signal and in response to a respective second control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,396,428

BEAM SHAPING ANTENNA FOR LAMINATED GLASS

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. An apparatus comprising:an antenna;
a first split ring resonator located on a first side of the antenna, wherein the first split ring resonator is magnetically coupled to the antenna, and wherein the first split ring resonator further comprises a first resonating element coplanar to the antenna and a second resonating element located above the first resonating element; and
a second split ring resonator located on a second side of the antenna, wherein the second split ring resonator is magnetically coupled to the antenna, and wherein the second split ring resonator further comprises a third resonating element coplanar to the antenna and a fourth resonating element located above the third resonating element.

US Pat. No. 10,396,422

APERTURED WAVEGUIDES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE TRANSMISSION

University of South Flori...

1. An apertured waveguide comprising:four orthogonal walls that together provide the waveguide with a rectangular cross-section, each wall comprising a plurality of apertures; and
an interior channel along which electromagnetic waves can propagate, the interior channel being defined at least in part by the four orthogonal walls.

US Pat. No. 10,396,391

IONIZED GAS METAL CORE BATTERY

Hands of Jesus, Inc., Wh...

1. A battery comprising:a pressurized gas circulating system comprising at least a high pressure storage tank;
a reaction chamber comprising a housing and a positively charged metal core disposed within the housing;
a delivery line fluidly connecting the high pressure storage tank to the housing;
an exhaust line fluidly connecting the housing to the pressurized gas circulating system;
a cathode terminal comprising a plurality of cathode reflectors disposed within the housing, the plurality of cathode reflectors comprising primary reflectors and secondary reflectors; and
an anode terminal connected to the positively charged metal core, wherein
the battery comprises a charging phase when connected to a power source and a discharging phase when connected to an external circuit,
the charging phase comprising a hydrogen gas flowing from the high pressure storage tank through the delivery line, wherein the hydrogen gas is ionized by the cathode terminal with electrons and the ionized hydrogen gas comes into contact with the metal core, wherein the primary reflectors are positioned to ionize and deflect the hydrogen gas from the delivery line to the metal core and the secondary reflectors are positioned to ionize and further deflect loose gas molecules to the metal core, and
the discharging phase comprising the anode terminal delivering the electrons to the external circuit and the hydrogen gas flowing from the housing into the exhaust line.

US Pat. No. 10,396,366

BIPOLAR PLATE HAVING A POLYMERIC COATING

Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, ...

1. A bipolar plate for an electrochemical cell, comprising:a metal frame and a base; and
a polymeric coating applied to all surfaces of the metal frame;
wherein a first portion of the polymeric coating applied to a first surface of the metal frame is configured to contact the base and a second portion of the polymeric coating applied to a second surface of the metal frame opposite the first surface is configured to contact a second base of an adjacent bipolar plate.

US Pat. No. 10,396,287

AMINO FLUORENE MONOMERS, POLYMERS, AND ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Sumitomo Chemical Company...

1. An organic electronic device comprising an anode, a cathode, a semiconducting layer between the anode and the cathode, and a hole transporting layer between the anode and the semiconducting layer, the hole-transporting layer comprising a co-polymer comprising repeat units of formula (I) and at least two different co-repeat units:
wherein:
Ar2 represents an aryl or heteroaryl group that may be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents; R independently in each occurrence represents a substituent; and m is 1or 2;
each Ar1 is directly bound to an aromatic or heteroaromatic group of a co-repeat unit; and
Ar1 is of formula (II):

wherein R6 in each occurrence is independently H or a substituent; R7 in each occurrence is independently a substituent; and x in each occurrence is independently 0, 1, 2or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,396,253

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for manufacturing a light-emitting device, the method comprising:scraping at least one lateral surface of a light-transmissive member disposed on a light-emitting element mounted on a substrate to shape the light-transmissive member; and
spraying sublimating particles toward at least one of the substrate, the light-emitting element, or the light-transmissive member.

US Pat. No. 10,396,234

PACKAGE STRUCTURE OF LONG-DISTANCE SENSOR AND PACKAGING METHOD OF THE SAME

Lingsen Precision Industr...

1. A package structure of a long-distance sensor, the package structure comprising:a substrate having a bearing surface;
a light-emitting chip disposed on the bearing surface;
a sensing chip disposed on the bearing surface and separated from the light-emitting chip;
two packaging gel bodies covering the light-emitting chip and the sensing chip respectively and separated from each other; and
a cap disposed on the bearing surface and the packaging gel bodies, fastened to the bearing surface and the packaging gel bodies by adhesive, and provided with a light-emitting hole located above the light-emitting chip and a light-receiving hole located above the sensing chip;
wherein a top surface of each of the packaging gel bodies has a lens portion and a shoulder portion; the cap comprises a transverse section provided with the light-emitting hole and the light-receiving hole; the transverse section of the cap is directly fastened to the shoulder portions of the top surfaces of the packaging gel bodies by the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,396,126

RESISTIVE MEMORY DEVICE WITH ELECTRICAL GATE CONTROL

International Business Ma...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a gate structure disposed between a top electrode and a bottom electrode, the gate structure including a resistive switching medium contacting a first side of the top electrode and a first side of the bottom electrode;
a bottom dielectric layer disposed on the first side of the bottom electrode around the gate structure;
a top dielectric layer disposed on the first side of the top electrode around the gate structure; and
a gate electrode disposed between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer and contacting the gate structure in a middle portion thereof to modulate an electric field perpendicular to current flow between the top electrode and the bottom electrode to produce a conductive filament in the resistive switching medium with linear switching relative to the current flow.